Bulbophyllum tentaculiferum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Flower detail

Photos by P Jongejan

Another Angle

Photo by Ed de Vogel

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name Tentacle Carrying Bulbophyllum [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with subparellel to the rhizome, subcylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, ligulate, apiculate leaf that narrows to the base and blooms in the fall on an erect, 1 3/5" to 2 1/4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a nonresupinate flower.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 drawing fide;