Bulbophyllum odontoglossum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911 Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Toothed Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terete, 16 [40 cm] long, apically 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish, the sepals dotted with red near the base ad the lip has red verrucose teeth.


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