Bulbophyllum foetidum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Brachyostele Schlechter 1912

TYPE for the section

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Zainal Abidin Bin Othman

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Common Name The Stinking Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea as a large, hot to warm growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial of forested hill country, usually on trees trunks but also on rocks and the ground at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters with oblong-cylindrical pseudobulbs held 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] apart carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic, acuminate and narrowed basally leaf that blooms on a basal, 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm] long, bracteate, stout, campanulate, few to several [18] flowered inflorescence with nodding, not opening well, stinking flowers confined to the apex of the spike which can occur at most any time of the year.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllums and their Allies Seigerist 2002;