Bulbophyllum longirostre Schltr. 1913

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


Common Name The Long Column Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 750 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid, obtusely 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, ligulate, minutely apiculate, glabrous, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, filiform, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with very small, many times shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark purple red.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum arachnidium Ridl. 1916

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