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

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


Common Name The Margined Bulbophyllum [refers to the red rimmed petals]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 150 to 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, subparellel to the rhizome, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, apiculate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the orchid is similar to B microtes but the coloration is different the petals are broader, the labellum has different papillae and the flowers are yellowish with red stripes and the petals are red margined and the lip is purple towards the base.


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