Bulbophyllum dischorense Schltr. 1913 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Cool LATEFall

Common Name The Dischore Range Bulbophyllum [Mountains in New Guinea]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests on trees at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on a few bracted, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with small, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying an erect, white flower thickly streaked with red, the petals are dark red spotted, and the yellowish lip is lightly spotted with red.

Distinguished by the equal sepals and robust development of the pseudobulbs and the characteristic petals.

CAUTION Many references put this small flowered species from the section Papulipetalum as a species within the section Monosepalum but that species which has a large pendent flower and is actually named B deuterodischorense.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR *The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;