Bulbophyllum pachyanthum Schtr. 1906 SECTION Lepanthanthe Schlechter 1913

Photo by Jean Jacques Villegente

Part shadeWarm AND AGAIN

Common Name The Broad Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa in montane scrub and forests at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a somewhat elongate rhizome with close spaced, obliquely ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, broadly acute, narrowly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and again in the summer on an erect, racemose, slender, terete, 8.8 to 16" [22 to 40 cm] long, laxly and sequentialy 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 widely spaced sheaths and broadly ovate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo- Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchids of Samoa Whistler & Cribb 1996 photo good; Lankestriana 11(2): 99-177 Whistler & Cribb 2011 Photo fide