Bulbophyllum posticum J.J.Sm.1911 SECTION Uncifera Schlechter 1912

Plant and Flower

Photos by Ed De Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Full shade Hot Cool spring Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a pendent rhizome giving rise to, 2.4" [6 cm] between each cylindrical-ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, obtuse, minutely apiculate, glabrous leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and early fall on a .2" [4 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute to apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bicornutum Schltr. 1923; Bulbophyllum diceras Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as B diceras; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001