Bulbophyllum tarantula Schuit. & de Vogel 2005 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Photo by Rogier van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Tarantula-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 2300 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pendulous, sparsely branching rhizome with .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] between each cylindrical, slightly thickened towards the base pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, narrowly ovate-elliptic, coriaceous, acute-acuminate, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early fall on a very short, peduncle .12" [3 mm] long, completely enveloped by scales, arising from the rhizome, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, subacute, apiculate, longer than the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;