Bulbophyllum erythrosema J.J.Verm. 2008

SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Flower Just Opening

Another Angle

Plant and Flower

Photos by Art Vogel

Full Shade Cool

Common Name The Purple Spotted Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in upper montane forest with scattered Araucaria at elevations of 2100 to 2300 meters as a small to medium szied, cool growing epiphyte with [.7 to 1.5 cm] between each porrect, distant, cylindrical-obovoid pseudobulb with the next growth arising from the apex of the old pseudobulb and carrying a single, apcial, erect, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 bracts and a tubular, acute floral bract and carrying widely opening flowers.

J J Vermeullen states that "Bulbophyllum erythrosema is most similar to B. perforans J. J. Sm., but differs in having shorter, caudate sepals (dorsal sepal with the cauda less than half of the total length of the sepal), and in having a straight lip which is more or less concave over its entire length."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129-195, 2008 J.J.Vermuellen 2008 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide