Bulbophyllum epibulbon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE for the section Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Riding Bulbed Bulbophyllum [refers to the connate pseudobulbs]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in range forests at elevations around sea level to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, connate to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, acute, distinctly attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a very short few bracted, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are characterized by hirsute petals and by the labellum. The flowers are white, the lip brown-red and has a yellow lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991