Bulbophyllum digoelense J.J. Sm. 1911 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

Photo by Art Vogel

Another Angle

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Another Aspect

Photo courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Mt. Digoel Bulbophyllum [A mountain Irian Jaya to the west of the border with Papua New Guinea]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in rainforests on tall trees at elevations of 80 to 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte on lower trunks and branches of large trees with mosses and ferns at the root base with small ovoid to conical, smooth becoming rugose with age pseudobulbs 1 to 1 3/4" apart carrying a single, apical leaf and blooms in the fall on a lateral, basal, 22" [to 55 cm] long, longer than the leaf, dark green to maroon brown, to 20" [50 cm] long, successively single, to 12 floweres inflorescence with sheathing bracts and a fractiflex rhachis that carries a single, nodding flower at a time and occurs over several months.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 photo fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua & New Guinea O' Byrne 1991 drawing/photo fide