Bulbophyllum exasperatum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Frontal View Of Flower

Photos courtesy of David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

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Common Name The Smooth Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in the Torricelli Range at elevations of 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with thin, ovoid psuedobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, subacute leaf that is petiolate basally and blooms in the late winter and early spring in New Guinea on an erect, 3 flowered, 14" [to 35 cm] long inflorescence with elliptic floral bracts.

This species is similar and related to B tridentatum but differs in the weaker growth and the toothed labellum. The Flowers are pale yellow with a lip that is reddish on the upper side.

Synonyms

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

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