Bulbophyllum dichotomum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Imitatores J.J.Verm. , Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Two Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] .24" [6 mm] in length

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu in primary forests at elevations around 700 to 3000 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with more or less patent branches with .52 to 12.4" [1.3 to 31 cm] between each ellipsoid to cylindrical, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute to acuminate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in thewinter and springon a single, peduncle .04 to .12" [.1 to .3 cm] long, with 3 bracts, .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm] long overall, rachis very short, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse to acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening, crean to white colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;