Bulbophyllum orthoglossum H.Wendl. & Krzl. 1896 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Photo by Eric Hunt

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower

Photos by Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Lip Closeup

Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The scientific name refers to the erect lateral lobes of the labellum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Philippines in primary and remnant forests at elevations up to 300 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, oblong, obtuse, acute leaf and blooms on an erect, 10" to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, successive few flowering inflorescence with fragrant flowers. This species enjoys hot temperatures with high humidity, partial shade and good air movement.

This species is now considered to be a subspecies of B amplibracteatum along with B carunculatum but I have left them all separate as of now.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum amplebracteatum subsp orthoglossum [H Wendl. & Kraenzl.] Verm & O'Byrne 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 #6 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide as B amplebracteatum var orthoglossum; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;