Bulbophyllum erythrostictum Ormerod 2005

SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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

Full shade Warm LATE Fall Winter

Common Name The Red Dotted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome with close set, subparellel to the rhizome, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate-linear, apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on a short, single flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers have close red spots and the underside of the lip has a cushion of red papillae.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum polystictum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B polystictum Drawing fide;