Bulbophyllum serra Schltr. 1913 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897 Photo courtesy of Linda & Mikael Karlbom Copyrighted And Their Orchid Website

Common Name The Toothed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A large sized, unifoliate, hot growing, epiphytic species from Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 150 to 900 meters in rainforests near ridgetops or overhanging water on branches and in forks on humus with 1/4" to 1/2" between each cylindrical, tapering pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, suberect to decurved, lanceolate to obovate, stiff, leathery, gradually narrowing below into the semiterete petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, thin, erect, 28" [70 cm] long, drooping, fractiflex, successively single to 30 flowered inflorescence with individually short-lived flowers occuring at any time of the year over several months. A hot growing species that needs a large pot with a bark mix, partial shade, ample water and good air circulation

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing ok; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;