Bulbophyllum rigidipes Schltr. 1905 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

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

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Rigid Bulbophyllum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lower range forests at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to cylindrical-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-ligulate, acuminate, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, rigid, delicate, 18" [45 cm] long, provided with a few, distant peduncle scales, distichous, successively single, densely many flowered inflorescence with laterally compressed, dense, ovate, acuminate, slightly more than a fourth as long as the pedicellate ovary floral bracts .

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish and striated with red, the petals are dark red, the lip is brown red and the column is yellow


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913;