Bulbophyllum wechsbergii Sieder & Kiehn 2009 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913 TYPE Drawing of B rynchchoglossum by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name Wechsberg's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, decumbent rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, linear-ligulate, subacute to minutely apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, basal, short, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic-cucullate, acuminate, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red and the lip has a whitish apex.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum rhynchoglossum Schltr. 1912; Hapalochilus reflexus Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

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