Bulbophyllum leontoglossum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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


Common Name The Lion's Tongue Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in lowland range forests at elevations around 150 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical-ovoid to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, elliptic-ligulate to ligulate, apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence with very small, apiculate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the short thick lip separates it from others in the section and the flowers are dark cherry red with a whitish column.

Synonyms Hapalochilus leontoglossus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

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