Bulbophyllum heteroblepharon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

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


Common Name The Different Eyelash Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 200 to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate obovate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a thin, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, as long as the ovary. floral bracts and carrying a non resupinate flower.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brightly colored, the dorsal sepal is yellow the laterals are red with yellow tips, the petals and lip are pale yellow, the latter streaked with brown.


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