Bulbophyllum trigonocarpum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm LATER Spring

Common Name The Triangular Fruit Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, terete rhizome giving rise to close together, subovoid, terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, subobtuse, coriaceous, glabrous, apically minutely bilobulate,gradually narrowing into the weakly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, filiform, terete, glabrous, shorter than the leaves, c. 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, almost as long as the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flower is golden yellow

Synonyms Hapalochilus trigonocarpus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide