Bulbophyllum pyroglossum Schuit. & de Vogel 2005 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Lip and Column detail

Photo by © Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website


Photo by © Art Vogel

Part shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Flaming lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland rainforest at elevatios around 250 meters as a mini-miniiature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short, branching rhizome giving rise to closely spaced, light green tinged purple, conic-ovoid, 8 longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, narrowly elliptic, thinly coriaceous, acute, channeled below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on arising from the base of the pseudobulb, often fascicled, erect, peduncle very thin, 1.32 to 1.8" [3.3 to 4.5 cm] long, light green tinged purple, glabrous, consisting of two internodes, provided with a tubular, strongly oblique peduncular scale and at the very base of the peduncle with two smaller tubular scales, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, strongly oblique, long-acuminate , longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers that last a few days but close each night.


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