Bulbophyllum polyblepharon Schltr. 1905 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm EARLIER Winter LATER Spring

Common Name The Many Lashed Bulbophyllum [Refers to the feathery lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 300 to 600 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, terete rhizome giving rise to crowded, very small, ovoid, about terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblanceolate-ligulate, subobtuse, towards the base gradually narrowed, subpetiolate, subcoriaceous, glabrous leaf that blooms in the earlier winter and the later spring on slender, filiform, about as long as the leaves, provided with few sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, somewhat exceeding the ovary.floral bracts and carrying dark violet flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are violet brown with almost black petals and lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015