Bulbophyllum stictosepalum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo by E F de Vogel

TYPE Drawing

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

Part shadeCool Fall

Common Name The Spotted Sepal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in trees in misty range forests at elevations of 1000 to 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 12 [30 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with elliptic, apiculate, glabrous, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts and carrying long-lived, showy, glabrous flowers.

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; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide;