Bulbophyllum crenilabium W. Kittr 1985-6 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

Photo by Reza Saputra and the I Naturalist Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Full shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Crenulate Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a decumbent, flexuous rhizome giving rise to ovoid to ovoid-conical pseudobulbs that are .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] apart and carrying a single, apical, ligulate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, graceful to 12" [to 30 cm] long, rigid, distichous, subdense, successively single, many flowered inflorescnece with laterally compressed, triangular, acuminate, slightly more than half as long as the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the sepals are white and basally straited with red and the petals are red marked amnd the lip is tinged with red and is yellow at the base.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pictum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B pictum Drawing fide