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

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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Many Leaved 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 rhizome with close set, subparellel to the rhizome, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic-ligulate, apiculate leaf that blooms in the winter on a fasiculate, short, provided with a few, small peduncle scales, single flowered inflorescence with very small, distinctly shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish with dark red spots and the lip is dark carmine red.


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