Bulbophyllum leucorhodum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Piestobulbon Schlechter 1923

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


Common Name The White, Rose Red Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, obtusenarropwing below intothe subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall and winter on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are lustrous red with a snow white dorsal sepal.

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

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