Bulbophyllum rhodoleucum Schltr.1913 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flowers

Photos by the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part sun Cool Cold Summer Fall

Common Name The Red-White Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.5" [1.6 cm]

Found in eastern New Guinea at elevations of 1800 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1/4" to 1.2" [.7 to 3 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, 1.65 to 3.6" [4.2 to 9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate floral bracts.

Similar to B ankylochele , B brassii, B alveatum and B peltopus.

Synonyms Peltopus rhodoleucus (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg.2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing/photo fide;