Bulbophyllum chloranthum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site


Common Name The Green Blooming Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1 5/8" [4 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands, hot to warm growing epiphytic species occuring in rainforest, plantations and large trees in farmlands at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters with a creeping rhizome and pseudobulbs up to 4.4" [11 cm] apart that blooms in the winter on a basal, 6" [15 cm] long, descending, racemose, several [12] flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers that endure about a week.

Needs to be grown on a large tree fern mount as the plant rambles, given light shade, hot to cool temperatures and high humidity.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum arcuatum Schltr. 1921; Bulbophyllum hedyothyrsus Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum macgregorii Schltr. 1911; Bulbophyllum solutisepalum J.J. Sm. 1911; Bulbophyllum squamiferum J.J. Sm. 1929; Cirrhopetalum macgregorii (Schltr.) Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing ok; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as B hedyothrysus drawing good; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as B macgregorii drawing good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum macgregorii; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea P. Van Royen 1979 as Bulbophyllum hedyothyrsus; Lowland Orchids Of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;