Bulbophyllum hexurum 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 Six Tailed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, depressed oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, ovate, apiculate leaf that blooms in the fall on an extremely short, single flowered inflorescence with acuminate, about as long as the ovaryfloral bracts and carrying erect-patent flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white the lateral sepals have red longitudinal stripes and the lip is red with paler margins.


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