Bulbophyllum hystricinum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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


Common Name The Bristly Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Moluccas and New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, obliquely ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms late winter and early spring on an extremely short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow the upper half of the petals are dark purple and the lip is dark purple with a yellow apex.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum levidense J.J.Sm. 1929; Bulbophyllum sarcanthiforme Ridl. 1916

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