Bulbophyllum guttatum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883 Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Spotted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with 6.4 to 8" [16 to 20 cm] between each cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, narrowing below into the petioalte base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a wiry, short to .24" to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the plant is the most slender within the section and the flowers are of a very thin texture and the lip is broader with 2 papillary bands. The flowers are greenish spotted with red with a cherry red lip.


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