Bulbophyllum novae-hiberniae Schltr. 1905 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Photo By E F de Vogel


Drawing By Lewis & Cribb 1991

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Warm EARLY Winter

Common Name The New Hibernia Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Bismark archipelago and the Solomon Islands on trees in montane range forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to clustered, ovoid, dirty light green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apcail, erect, lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the early winter on a basal, short, to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a not well opening, pale yellow flower with maroon stripes and white petals witha maroon spot, an orange lip and a pale yellow column.

The flowers have whitish sepals striated with violet and the lip is brownish.

Synonyms Hapalochilus novae-hiberniae (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide;