Bulbophyllum pulvinatum 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 Hot Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Cushion Bulbophyllum [refers to the cushion on the underside of the lip

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees along rivers at elevations around 350 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome giving rise to close set, parellel to the rhizome, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, apiculate, somewhat attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short, erect, single flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers that are often cleistogamous.

Schlechter states that the flowers are golden yellow.


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