Bulbophyllum chrysanthum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Art Vogel

Full ShadeCold

Common Name The Golden Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in upper montane forests at elevations of 2100 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] between each porrect, distant, cylindrical-obovoid pseudobulb with the new shoot arising 5 to 7 mm from the base of the pseudobulb, about half-way along its length and carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract

J J Vermeullen staes that "Bulbophyllum chrysanthum is most similar to B. cyclopense J. J. Sm., but differs in having obtuse petals and a longer lip (ca .12" [3 mm] long in B. cyclopense)."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen