Bulbophyllum distichum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897 Drawing by Schlechter and the Swiss Orchid Foundation

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Distichous Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 450 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] between each conical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, apiculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, rigid, rachis to 6" [15 cm] long, distichous, to 26" [65 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a muddy pink color, the dorsal sepal is white towards the apex and the column is white with a yellow anther.


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