Bulbophyllum tumoriferum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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

Full shade Cool Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Tumor Carrying Bulbophyllum [refers to the hump on the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in range forests on trees at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome giving rise to cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the attenuate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a delicate to .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers

Schlechter states that the flowers are reddish on the outside, whitish inside, the petals have red spots and the lip is yellow.


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