Bulbophyllum falcifolium Schltr. 1913 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

Photo by The Orchids of New GuineaHerbaria Website

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

Common Name The Falcate Leaf Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a small, warm to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical psuedobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, obliquely ligulate, acute, petiolate-attenuate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish with fine red veins on the sepals and a green lip and column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide