Bulbophyllum lorentzianum J.J.Sm. 1910 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

Photo by © Peter Jongejan and their Orchids of New Guinea Website

Plant and Flower

Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Shade Hot LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning Lorentz' Bulbophyllum [German Botanist collected in Argentina late 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 440 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping, elongate, terete, branched rhizome giving rise to erect, 1.2" [3 cm] between each, elongated, compressed, linear, in cross-section obtusely subquadrangular, longitudinally grooved pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, obtuse, apiculate, thickly coriaceous, margins recurved, apex recurved, acute, midrib above grooved, underneath prominent, obtuse, narrowing below into a short, stout, conduplicate-channelled, c. .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring from the nodes of the rhizome, peduncle pale green, c. .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with appressed, tubular, acute, keeled above, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying color variable flowers.


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