Bulbophyllum xanthornis Schuit. & de Vogel 2002 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Photo by A J de Wilde

Part shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Yellow Bird Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea on moss-covered Rhododendron bushes and small tree at elevations of 2600 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a rather short, creeping, sparsely branching rhizome giving rise to close together, oblongoid-cylindrical, obliquely erect, longitudinally grooved with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, sometimes slightly oblique, 1.4-2.2 cm by 4-5 mm, thin-coriaceous, margins near apex minutely papillose, apex subacute, channelled, very shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a arising from the base of the pseudobulb, arching to pendulous, peduncle very thin, 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long, glabrous, consisting of one internode, provided at the base with a tubular scale, single-flowered inflorescence with bell-shaped, oblique, shorter than the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *J. Orchideenfreund 9 220, fig., pl. Schuit. & de Vogel 2002 drawing fide