Bulbophyllum grandifolium Schltr.1913 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883 Photo by Art Vogel

FragrantPart shade Hot Summer Fall

Common Name The Large Leafed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a hot growing epiphyte with 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] between each, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, oblong, obtuse, glabrous, narrowly subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a short to .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Among species not from Borneo, B. grandifolium Schltr. is the most similar to B. breimerianum, but it has a lip of .32 to .42" [8 to 10.5 mm] long.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Hyalosema grandiflorum photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide;