Bulbophyllum formosum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Side View of Flower Photos by Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens

Plant in situ in New Guinea Photo by Peter Jongejan and their Orchids of New Guinea Website

Common Name The Beautiful Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3.5" [8.5 cm]

Found in the forests of New Guinea as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte at elevations around 800 meters with conical-cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, minutely apiculate, narrowly subpetiolate leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4 1/2" [12 cm] long inflorescence with an elliptic, subacute floral bract and carrying a single, large, showy flower.

Synonyms Hapalochilus formosus (Schltr.) Garay & W. Kittr. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;