Bulbophyllum schistopetalum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Schistopetalum Schlechter 1913

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

Part shade Warm EARLIER Winter

Common Name The Split Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size large for the section

Found in the Bismark Archipelago in montane forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, terete, glabrous rhizome giving rise to crowded, subglobise, apex somewhat depressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, oblong, acute, subcoriaceous, glabrous leaf that blooms in the earlier winter on an erect-patent, slender, terete, glabrous, .24 to .32" [.6 to .8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are purple on the outside and spotted with yellow on the inside.


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