Bulbophyllum heterorhopalon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

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

Common Name The Different Appendages Bulbophyllum [refers to the fact that the appendages are all of a differnt size and shape]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .6 to 1.6" [1.5 to 4 cm] between each cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, minutely apiculate leaf that blooms in the fall on successive, short, fasciculate, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are unique in the section for the petal structure as well as all the appendages are of a different size and shape.

Synonyms Epicranthes heterorhopalon (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975;