Bulbophyllum flagellare Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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


Common Name The Whip Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 450 to 800 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] between each cylindrical-conical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, linear, acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall through early spring on a very short, provided with a few, small scales, single flowered inflorescence with apiculate, half the length of the ovary floral bracts..

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale pink with red spotted sepals and red striped petals.


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