Bulbophyllum rhopalophorum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

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

Part shade Warm "> LATEWinter EARLY Spring summer fall

Common Name The Club Bearing Bulbophyllum [refers to the thickened sepal apices]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations of 550 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome with .8 to 1 [2 to 2.5 cm] between each minute, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, fleshy, apiculate leaf that blooms in the late winter, early spring, summer and fall on a very short, single flowered inflorescence .

Schlechter states that the flowers are red with yellowish tips to the sepals.


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