Bulbophyllum leptopus Schltr. 1905 SECTION Leptopus Schlechter 1905 Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Lion's Tongue Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 800 to 1100 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with hanging, adpressed tothe rhizome pseudobulbs that blooms in the later fall and winter on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow with dark red spotted petasls and a brown-yellow lip.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum paniscus Ridl. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001