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

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Roger Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shadeCoolFall

Common Name The Hanging Down Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests on trees at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical,approximate pseudobulbs that arise from near the apex of the last pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!! The photo above is suspect, the type drawing is absolutely correct. Schlechter states that the flowers are violet with blackish violet petals and the lip in white towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing good