Bulbophyllum roseopunctatum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Rose Spotted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with small, conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on short to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with very small, many times shorter than the long pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white on the outside, dotted pale red internally

If you have a Cirrhopetalum type flower with this name then please go to B schwarzii as that is the correct name. Garay, Hamer & Siegerist described that species as a Cirrhopetalum originally in 1995 but when it needed to move to Bulbophyllum it needed a new name as Schlechter described his Bulbophyllum orchid above within the section Papulipetalum 82 years before. There is even an AOS awarded Cirrhopetalum-like plant with this name.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 photo not = Bulb schwartzii; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 1 2005 as Cirrhopetalum roseopunctatum photo fide;