Bulbophyllum formosum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Side View of Flower

Photos by Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Another Angle

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens

Plant in situ in New Guinea

Photo by Peter Jongejan and their Orchids of New Guinea Website

Common Name The Beautiful Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3.5" [8.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, minutely apiculate, narrowly subpetiolate leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 1/2" [12 cm] long inflorescence with an elliptic, subacute, keeled floral bract and carrying a single, large, showy flower.

Synonyms Hapalochilus formosus (Schltr.) Garay & W. Kittr. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;