Bulbophyllum fruticicola Schlechter 1905SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flower

Type DrawingPhotos by J B Comber/Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests on trees and shrubs at elevations around 700 to 800 meters as a warm growing epiphyte witha hanging rhizome giving rise to pseudobulbs adpressed to the rhizome carrying a single, apical, narrow leaf that blooms in the late winter through early spring .

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with close red spots.

Synonyms Fruticicola albopunctata M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;