Bulbophyllum saccoglossum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913


Column detail with 1/2 of the sac-like lip removed

Photos courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. flower and plant Photo by Peter O'Byrne, column detail by J J Vermeulen Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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Common Name The Papua Saccoglossum

Flower Size

Found in Papua and New Guinea in lower montane mist forests at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 3/4" to 1 1/4" [2 to 3 cm] betweeen each oblong, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate-elliptic, subacute, glabrous leaf and blooms in the winter and summer on a basal, short, fascicled, opening in succession, peduncle glabrous, as long as the pseudobulb, provided with a few small peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying a small, much shorter than the ovary floral bract and a single flower at a time.

Synonyms *Saccoglossum papuanum Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Saccoglossum papuanum drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Saccoglossum papuanum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Saccoglossum papuanum; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014