Bulbophyllum gobiense Schltr. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot LATE Spring

Common Name The Gobi Bulbophyllum [A town in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, acute, minutely apiculate, narrowly subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a basal, erect, thinj, filiform,2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with oval, amplexicaul floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are close to B chrysoglossum but differs in the petals and lip. The flowers are dark purple and the lip is golden yellow with purple towards the base and white petals with purple spots.

SynonymsHapalochilus gobiensis (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide