Bulbophyllum acropogon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

Photos by E F de Vogel

TYPE Drawing

The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Pointed Beard Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1400 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acuminate, abruptly narrowing into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, few bracted, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with shortly cucullate, many times shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that it is distinguished by the long petioles of the broad leaves and the yellow flowers with brown striped sepals, the spotted petals and the golden yellow and brown spotted lip.


References A href="https://www.tropicos.org/home">W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide