Bulbophyllum chrysoglossum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Photo by Ed de Vogel

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

Part shade Warm Spring Summer

Common Name The Golden Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, creeping rhizome giving rise to crowded, subovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, narrowly oblong-ligulate, coriaceous, glabrous, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through summer on numeros, from the rhizome, erect, slender, filiform, terete,glabrous, 1.3 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, provided with a few small, well spaced sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, much shorter than the slender, pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flower is red, sometimes with yellowish apices and the lip is golden yellow

Synonyms Hapalochilus chrysoglossus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide