Bulbophyllum pachyanthum Schtr. 1906 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911 Photo by Jean Jacques Villegente and the Polynesia Orchid Website

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;