Bulbophyllum paululum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

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Common Name The Warty Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea along rivers at elevations of 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the ovary and pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the upper side of the lip in the middle and on the margin has warty papilllae. The flowers are white,striped with dark purple, the petals have dark purple median stripes and the lip is dark purple.


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