Bulbophyllum trachyglossum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Rough Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Bismark Archipelago and the Solomon Islandson trees in forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer.

Schlechter states that this species is similar to B chrysoglossum but differs in the flower color which is dark purple, the more pointed leaves, the thickly covered papillae of the lip which is narrower and distinctly contracted from the middle and the column arms which are not 2 toothed but serrate in front. The flowers are dark purple.

Synonyms Hapalochilus trachyglossus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr.1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Hapalochilus trachyglossus