Bulbophyllum theioglossum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

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

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Sulphur Yellow Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests on trees at elevations of 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome with 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] between each cylindrical, parellel to the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apiculate, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, surpassing the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with a sulphur yellow lip.


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