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Bulbophyllum odontoglossum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Photo by P Jongejan and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Warm Cool EARLYSummer AGAINFall

Common Name The Toothed Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lower range forests at elevations around 800 to 1350 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer and again in the fall on an erect, terete, provided with a few distant peduncle-scales, 16 [40 cm] long, apically 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with elliptic, cucullate, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish, the sepals dotted with red near the base ad the lip has red verrucose teeth.

Synonyms

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

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