Bulbophyllum papilio J.J.Sm. 1910 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897 Drawing by Howcroft and The Papua New Guinea Orchid News Website

Part shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Butterfly-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in New Guinea at rather high elevations as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendent, to 30" [75 cm] longm successively single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;