Bulbophyllum stictanthum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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

Part shadeCool Fall

Common Name The Spotted Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in trees in range forests at elevations of 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, cauliform rhizome giving rise to erect-patent, cylindrical-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, suberect, elliptic-ligulate, apiculate, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a very short, provided with peduncular scales, single flowered inflorescence with somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish with the sepals thickly spotted with red and a red brown lip

Synonyms Hapalochilus stictanthus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

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