Bulbophyllum pachyglossum Schltr., 1919 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo By P Jongejan New Guinea Plant


Drawing By J J Vermeulen New Guinea Plant


Drawing By Lewis & Cribb 1991 Solomon Island plant

Part ShadeCool WinterSpring

Common Name The Almost Broad Lip Diplocaulobium

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea, The Bismark Islands and the Solomon Islands in montane ridge forests in moss cushions at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to well spaced, conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a basal from the rhizome, spreading, peduncel completely enveloped by large, ovate, acute bracts, to 8" [20 cm] long, to 7 flowered inflorescence with greenish or olive green, with or without purple spots, ovate, acuminate floral bracts that envelop the not well opening, pale green spotted purple flowers with a purple lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide ;