Bulbophyllum callichroma Schltr. 1913 SECTION Macrouris Schlecter 1913

Photo courtesy of Bill Bergstrom and Bergstrom Orchids

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos by Art Vogel


Common Name The Green-Calli Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Indonesia and New Guinea in montane forests on trees at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with subglobose-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, acuminate, narrowing below into the short, thin, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a pendant, 14" [35 cm] long, long pedunculate, several [7 to 15] flowered inflorescence.

This orchid to grow and flower well requires shade, frequent watering and excellent air circulation.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum calothyrsus Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum manifestans J.J.Sm. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;