Bulbophyllum sphaeracron Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

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

Could this orchid be this species??

Photo by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shadeCool LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Sphere Carrying Bulbophyllum [refers to the apice of the sepals]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in trees in range forests at elevations of 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to minute, obliquely conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apiculate, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red becoming whitish towards the tip and the sepals have a red swelling at the tip.


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