Bulbophyllum fusciflorum Schlechter 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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


Common Name The Brownish Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with .6 to .8" between each cylindrical, subparellel to the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to elliptic-ligulate, apiculate, attenuate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a short, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence with very small, distinctly shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark red brown.


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