Bulbophyllum serra Schltr. 1913 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

Photo courtesy of Linda & Mikael Karlbom Copyrighted And Their Orchid Website

Common Name The Toothed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea in rainforests near ridgetops or overhanging water on branches and in forks on humus at elevations of 150 to 900 meters as a large sized, unifoliate, hot growing, epiphytic species from with .4" to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each cylindrical, tapering pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, suberect to decurved, lanceolate to obovate, stiff, leathery, gradually narrowing below into the semiterete petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on a basal, thin, erect, 28" [70 cm] long, drooping, fractiflex, successively single, to 30 flowered inflorescence with individually short-lived flowers lasting over several months.

A hot growing species that needs a large pot with a bark mix, partial shade, ample water and good air circulation

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; , *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing ok; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;