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

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Red Nerved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome with 1.2” [3 cm] between each cylindrical, pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acuminate leaf that blooms in the spring on a short to .4” [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish with red veins.

CAUTION Bulbophyllum rhodoneuron has often been applied as a synonym of B ischnopus but I have left them both separate. The confusion seems to have started with Schlechter's use of Bulbophyllum ischnopus var rhodoneuron Schltr. 1913 and is in the same publication as Bulbophyllum rhodoneuron but they are separate species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide;