Bulbophyllum maxillarioides Schltr. 1905 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

TYPE for the section

Plant and Flower

Photos by Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shade HotSpring

Common Name The Maxillaria-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] tall

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests on river banks and stream sides on trees at elevations around 200 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping, short rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid, about terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, acuminate, coriaceous, glabrous, narrowing below into a short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a short, enveloped by peduncle scales, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1982 drawing fide; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea P. Van Royen 1979; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 2018 photo fide