Bulbophyllum centrosemiflorum J.J. Sm.1912 SECTION Tapeinoglossum [Schlechter] J J Sm. 1916

TYPE for the section Photo by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Side View of Flower

Flower and Leaf

Flower and habit Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Copyright © 1998, 1999 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Spurred Half Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the forests of New Guinea on large tree trunks around the elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, terete, elongate rhizome, giving rise to obliquely erect, obliquely ovoid, with .48 to 1" [1.2 to 2.5 cm] between each, strongly 4 to 5 ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, dangling elongate-linear, obtuse, conical-apiculate, somewhat fleshy, above on either side convex petiole which is at the base base narrowing below into the subterete or entirely sulcate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on ariosing from the rhizome, short inflorescence that carries a single flower held away from the plant

The plant has a dangling aspect so is best mounted on tree fern and given warm and humid conditions with ample waterings and shade from direct light.

Synonyms Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum (J.J. Sm.) Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985 as Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 11 1992 as Bulbophyllum centrosemiflorum photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 2 2008 photo as Tapeinoglossum centrosemiflorum;