Bulbophyllum fasciatum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing

Photo by P Jongejan/TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm LATER Spring

Common Name The Striped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .32" [8 mm] wide

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, decumbent rhizome giving rise to close set, conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse with a minute apicule, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, basal, filiform, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic, apiculate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that although similar to B bulhartii in habit this species does not possess a long-pointed towards the apex lip and has white flowers with the outside tinged in red, the lip is white with one white yellow and 2 brown red central stripes

Synonyms Hapalochilus fasciatus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide