Bulbophyllum chlororhopalon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Green Appendage Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each, ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a fasciculate, very short, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish on the outside, closely red spotted on the inside with the petal appendages green, the lip and column are golden yellow suffused with brown red at the base.

Synonyms Epicranthes chlororhopalon (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide

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