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Bulbophyllum paululum

Bulbophyllum paululum

Bulbophyllum paululum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 787

Type: Schlechter 19585 (holo B, lost)

Small epiphyte. Rhizome very short. Roots filiform, flexuose, glabrous. Pseudobulbs ovoid, 0.4-0.7 by 0.25-0.35 cm below the middle; 1-leaved. Leaf erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, 0.7-1.3 by 0.3-0.4 cm near the middle. Inflorescence 1-flowered, 2-3.5 cm long, with a few small peduncle-scales, filiform. Floral bracts very small, much shorter than the ovary and pedicel. Flower erect. Sepals lanceolate, caudate-acuminate, 0.8 cm long, in the middle with finely ciliate margins. Lateral sepals oblique, glabrous. Petals elliptic, obtuse, 0.18 cm long; margins subdentate-irregular. Lip elliptic, obtuse, somewhat fleshy, 0.33 cm long; above the middle and along the margins especially underneath densely verruculose-papillose. Column short, glabrous; stelidia triangular, acuminate; column-foot incurved. Anther cordate-cucullate, umbonate, glabrous. Pedicel and ovary slender, glabrous, 0.5 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1913)

Flower white with dark purple stripes. Petals with dark purple median stripe. Lip dark purple.

Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 1200 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea; see map

Distribution of Bulbophyllum paululum in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.


  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 264, fig. 1009
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Polymeres
  • Species Bulbophyllum paululum

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Bulbophyllum paululum

Bulbophyllum paululum Schltr., floral analysis, R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 264, fig. 1009