Bulbophyllum chlororhopalon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Green Appendage Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower range forests at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each, ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a very short, in fascicles, developing in succession, provided with a few small peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence with distinctly shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish on the outside, closely red spotted on the inside with the petal appendages green, the lip and column are golden yellow suffused with brown red at the base.

Synonyms Epicranthes chlororhopalon (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975;