Bulbophyllum wadsworthii Dockrill 1964 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Photo by B Gray and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Wadsworth's Bulbophyllum - In Australia The Yellow Rope Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in Queensland Australia in rainforests on small upper branches of trees at elevations of 700 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with a sparsely branched rhizome enveloped by brown bracts and carrying partially enveloped by bracts, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, dark green, narrowly and shallowly grooved leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on 1 to 3, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, usually single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oxysepala wadsworthii (Dockrill) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oxysepala wadsworthii photo fide