Bulbophyllum phaeoglossum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

Photo by John Cara

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Full shadeCool LATERSpring

Common Name The Black Brown Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ligulate, acuminate, attenuate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a short, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green dotted thickly with violet and has a brown, lightly violet spotted lip.


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