Bulbophyllum curvicaule Schltr. 1913 The flowers are similar to and as large as Bulbophyllum ischnopus Schltr.

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

Common Name The Curved Column Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical, at an acute angle tothe rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, obtuse to minutely apiculate, narrowing into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a very short, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the species is characterized by the short, almost glandular covering of the thick lip. The flowers are yellowish brown on the outside, red striped on the inside and the petals are white with carmine red stripes and the lip is pale pink.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; .2" [5 mm] *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlecter 1913 drawing fide