Bulbophyllum erinaceum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Lepanthanthe Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flower

Photo by Peter Jongejan and their Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shadeWarm LATEwinter Spring Summer

Common Name The Bristly Bulbophyllum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in eastern New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with .2 to .4" [5 mm to 10 mm] between each cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, apiculate, attenuate below leaf that blooms late winter, spring and summer on a racemose, erect to archig , erinaceous-asperous, delicate, fractiflex, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, subdensely and successively many flowered inflorescence with triangular, tip acuminate, abxially with a distinct, deeply lacerate median keel or not floral bracts

Synonyms Bulbophyllum nephropetalum Schltr. 1919; Trachyrhachis erinacea (Schltr.) Szlach. 2007; Trachyrhachis nephropetala (Schltr.) Szlach. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1982 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 as B nephropetalum not = B paulianum drawing/photo ; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 as Bulbophyllum nephropetalum