Bulbophyllum fissipetalum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Schistopetalum Schlechter 1913

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


Common Name The Split Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size small

Found in New Guinea on tree trunks at elevations around 40 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with elliptic to subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, shortly incumbent, elliptic, subacute to obtusely apiculate leaf that blooms in the later winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with ery small, less than half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with red spots and the lip is dark red.


References very small, much shorter than the ovary. *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide