Bulbophyllum goliathense J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Drawing of B procerum

Drawing of B procerum by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Goliath Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each, adnate to the rhizome, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform-tubular, acuminate, above keeled, thinly membranous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish with red stripes, the lip is dark purple and the anther is yellow.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum procerum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B procerum Drawing fide;