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

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shadeWarm LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Blistered Tongue Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests along creeks at elevations of 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a cauliform, flexuous rhizome giving rise to superposed, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulte, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with a violet-red lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;