Bulbophyllum acropogon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Spring

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

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 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 on an erect, few bracted, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with shortly cucullate, apiculate 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 W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide