Bulbophyllum rhomboglossum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

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

Part shade HotWinter

Common Name The Rhomboid Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and Vanuatu in low range forests at elevations around 150 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome with narrowly conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a short to .4” [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are golden yellow and are similar to B versteegii but this one differs in the shorter inflorescence which has a 1 to 1.2” [2.5 to 3 cm] long inflorescence and white flowers with red dots inside and the apices of the petals are yellowish and the labellum is yellow.


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