Bulbophyllum decurvulum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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

Part shade Warm LATE Spring

Common Name The Most Decurved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid-conical to conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, basal, short, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic-cucullate, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the sepals are cherry red and white margined, the petals are dark carmine red and the lip is brown edged with golden yellow.

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

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