Bulbophyllum glaucum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Imitatores J.J.Verm. , Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

Drawing by Vermeullen

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Glaucous Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower range forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a hanging rhizome with .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each, small, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, broadly oval, apiculate leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a wiry, short to .48" [1.2 cm] long, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, tip acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts. .

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale pink with a reddish lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;