Bulbophyllum dichotomum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Imitatores J.J.Verm. , Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

Drawing by P Jongejan


Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Two Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] .24" [6 mm] in length

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu in primary forests at elevations around 700 to 3000 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with more or less patent branches with .52 to 12.4" [1.3 to 31 cm] between each ellipsoid to cylindrical, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute to acuminate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in thewinter and springon a single, peduncle .04 to .12" [.1 to .3 cm] long, with 3 bracts, .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm] long overall, rachis very short, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse to acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening, crean to white colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;