Bulbophyllum elasmatopus Schltr. 1905 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

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

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in New Guinea in lower range forests at elevations around 200 to 1000 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender, creeping, very short rhizome giving rise to subcylindrical, terete, towards the base somewhat broader pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, large, subcoriaceous, glabrous, oblong-lanceolate, 3 lobulate apically, the median lobule apiculiform, petiolaet base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on very slender, flexuose, rigid, to 20" [50 cm] long; rachis elongated, 2.8" [7 cm] long or more, provided with small, far distant peduncle-scales, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with distichous, cucullate-clasping, falcate incurved, dorsally sharply keeled, somewhat rigid, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red with darker stripes.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide