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

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

Part shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Hairy Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower montane range forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool 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 early winter on a fasciculate, very short, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that this orchid is separated from others in the section by the narrow leaves and petals. The flowers are whitish yellow, the sepals have red longitudinal veins and the lip is pink.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide