Bulbophyllum trirhopalon Schltr.1913 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool Cold Summer Winter Spring

Common Name The Three Appendage Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in New Guinea in cloud forests at elevations around 1775 to 2400 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendulous, not or sparsely branched, stem-like rhizome with 1.4 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] between each cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acuminate leaf that blooms in the summer, winter and spring on a very short, provided with a few bracts, single flowered inflorescence with very small, distinctly shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Epicranthes trirhopalon (Schltr.) Garay & W. Kitt.1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975;