Bulbophyllum obovatifolium J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Hoplandra Verm 2008

TYPE Drawing of B harposepalum

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


Common Name The Obovate Leaf Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 200 to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate obovate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the subpetioalte base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a thin, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate, keeled floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brightly colored, the dorsal sepal is yellow the laterals are red with yellow tips, the petals and lip are pale yellow, the latter streaked with brown.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum harposepalum Schltr. 1913

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