Bulbophyllum fruticicola Schlechter 1905 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flower

Type Drawing

Photos by J B Comber/Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size rather small

Found in New Guinea in lower range forests on trees and shrubs at elevations around 700 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a hanging usually unbranched rhizome giving rise to laxly spaced, minute, the middle adnate to the stem, cylindrical, terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrow, obliquely linear-ligulate, subcoriaceous, glabrous leaf that blooms in the late winter through early spring on a short, covered with peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, less than half as long as the shortly pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with close red spots.

Synonyms Fruticicola albopunctata M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;