Bulbophyllum sarcodanthum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

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

Part shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Fleshy Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1300 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to very small, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, obliquely apiculate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall, winter and early spring on an erect, 2.8" [7 cm] long, provided with a few small, distant peduncle-scales, successively single, laxly 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-cucullate, shortly acuminate, more than two times shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow green with red brown markings.


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