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

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

Full shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Rough Bracted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests on trees at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with compressed, narrowly elliptic, adpressed to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, broadly ovate to suborbicular, apiculate leaf that blooms in the early summer on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with acuminate, papillose-rough, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying an erect-patent flower

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark carmine red becoming almost white at the base.


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