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

Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved


Common Name The Tooth-Shaped Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, minutely apiculate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a short [3/4"] [2 cm], filiform, single flowered inflorescence with very small, many times shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo;