Bulbophyllum leontoglossum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY LATE

Common Name The Lion's Tongue Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 150 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical-ovoid to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, elliptic-ligulate to ligulate, apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the short thick lip separates it from others in the section and the flowers are dark cherry red with a whitish column.

Synonyms Hapalochilus leontoglossus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

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

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