Bulbophyllum trichromum Schltr. 1923 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Collection sheet by Ledermann

Part shade Warm Cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Three Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] long [includes the peduncle]

Found in the Papua New Guinea in lower montane forest at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, unbranched or nearly so, elongated rhizome covered with fairly large sheaths and giving rise to close together, more or less appressed to the rhizome, cylindrical, the apex somewhat narrowed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obliquely subacute, coriaceous, glabrous, narrowed base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on very short, provided with a few peduncle scales, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Hapalochilus trichromus (Schltr.) Garay & Sieder 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 58: 130 Schlechter 1923