Bulbophyllum chaunobulbon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by E F de Vogel

Plant and Flower

Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Part shade WarmCool Summer Fall

Common Name The Bloated Bulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide .64" [1.6 cm] long

Found in New Guinea on montane slopes at elevations around 500 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] between each conic-cylindrical pseudobulb and carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, acuminate, attenuate into the base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a short to .32" [8 mm], few bracted, single flowered inflorescence with an apiculate floral bract

Synonyms Bulbophyllum chaunobulbon var. ctenopetalum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide