Bulbophyllum hans-meyeri J.J.Wood 1981 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

photo by P Jongejan

TYPE Draqwing

TYPE Drawing by J J Wood

Fragrant Part shade Warm

Common Name Hans Meyer's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 750 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid, cylindrical pseudobulbs in youth surrounded by a pale brown, scarious sheath carrying a single, apical, dark green, paler green beneath, narrowly oblong-elliptic, obtuse, acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a porrect, .16" [.4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, ovate, acute, scarious floral bracts and carrying slightly sweet smelling flowers with a creamy-white median sepal, inside faintly spotted maroon, creamy-white lateral sepals with the base maroon blotched, the apex with maroon spots. whitish petals, without spots, a creamy-white lip with the inner surface irregularly marked with maroon, paler towards the apexand a white anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orchid Rev. 89:212, fig. 181 J J Wood 1981 drawing fide