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

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

Common Name The Glanded Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip ornamentation]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, glabrous, narrowing to the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a short to .4" [1 cm] long, few bracted single flowered inflorescence with very small, many times shorter than the pedicel and ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that this species is one of a few totally glabrous species in this section and the flowers are pale yellowish, violet pink striped, dark red petaled, and a brownish lip with violet ridges.


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