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

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


Common Name The Not Papillose Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found only in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with subparellel to the rhizome, cylindrical, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, obliquely linear, apiculate, narrowing into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a short few bracted, single flowered inflorescence with very small, apiculate, distinctly shorter than the ovary floral bract

Schlechter states that the flowers are reddish with darker stripes


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