Bulbophyllum werneri Schltr.1913 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883 Photo by P Jongejan

Another Flower?

Flower Closeup? Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name Werner's Bulbophyllum [French Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 100 to 350 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with 3 1/4" to 4" between each cylindrical pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, subpetiolate-attenuate below, glabrous leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a 3/4", single flowered inflorescence with cucullate bracts and carrying a watermelon scented flower.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing close; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen