Bulbophyllum ornatum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shadeWarm LATESpring

Common Name The Ornate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations of 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a filiform, flexuous rhizome with 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] between each, ovoid, slightly angular pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, shortly acuminate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a basal, erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, subumbellate, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow spotted red within, the lip is very thickly dotted with red and the column is yellow with a red foot.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; &output_format=query&ret_defaults=on">IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;