Bulbophyllum oobulbum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Plant and flower Photos by Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Another flower rugose lip Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Egg-Shapped Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in New Guinea on tall trees in forests at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, grey-green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the short attenuate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, laxly 3 to 7, successively flowered, 18" [45 cm] long inflorescence with elliptic bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo