Bulbophyllum versteegii J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913 Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning Versteeg's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly conical-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, dotted with red inside, the apices of the sepals are yellowish and the lip is yellow. Similar to B rhomboglossum but this one has a much longer inflorescence and the flowers are differently colored.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum iboense Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as B iboense drawing fide;