Bulbophyllum spathilingue J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

Drawing by Neville H.S. Howcroft The Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Spatula-Shaped Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a long creepig rhizome with .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] between each thin pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acuminate, acute, midrib above grooved,keeled beneath, slender and conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, elongate, provided with several tubular sheaths, 13.5-26 cm long; peduncle filiform; rachis flexuose, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with alternate in two rows, patent, amplexicaul, cyathiform, strongly laterally compressed, conspicuously keeled, acute, squamulose floral bracts


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