Bulbophyllum flexuosum Schlechter 1913 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

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


Common Name The Flexuous Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each depressed, subcylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, subpatent, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter through early spring on a very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are rose red becoming white at the base and the column is white.


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