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Bulbophyllum fusciflorum

Bulbophyllum fusciflorum

Bulbophyllum fusciflorum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 843

Type: Schlechter 16473 (holo B, lost)

Epiphyte, erect or spreading, to 30 cm long. Rhizome stem-like, slightly flexuose, covered with sheaths. Roots filiform, glabrous. Pseudobulbs 1.5-2 cm apart, cylindrical, subparallel to the rhizome, 0.7-1 by 0.25-0.35 cm. Leaf elliptic or elliptic-ligulate, apiculate, 6-12 by 1.3-2.5 cm in the middle; base petioliform-narrowed. Inflorescences 1-flowered, short, with a few small peduncle-scales. Floral bracts very small, distinctly shorter than the ovary. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, 0.8 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals obliquely oblong, obtuse, 0.2 cm long; at the base along the front margin somewhat dilated. Lip oblong, obtuse, 0.35 cm long; base slightly emarginate, with 2 auricles; underneath except the very base very minutely papillose. Column short; stelidia subulate, hardly reaching the middle of the lip; column-foot somewhat incurved. Anther quadrangular-cucullate, glabrous. Pedicel and ovary short, glabrous, 0.5 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1913)

Flower dark brown-red.

Epiphyte in lowland forest; 300 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea; see map

Distribution of Bulbophyllum fusciflorum in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyte.


  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 291, fig. 1115
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Polymeres
  • Species Bulbophyllum fusciflorum

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Bulbophyllum fusciflorum

Bulbophyllum fusciflorum Schltr., floral analysis, R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 291, fig. 1115