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

Photo by Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

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

Full shade Warm LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Slanting Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a cauliform, glabrous rhizome giving rise to close set, subcylindrical, parellel to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, acute leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, filiform, to 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark purple the petals are white with purple spots and the lip is golden yellow


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