Bulbophyllum serrulatum

Bulbophyllum serrulatum

Bulbophyllum serrulatum Schltr. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 216

Type: Schlechter 14182 (holo B, lost; iso K)

Epiphyte, pendulous, branched at the base, to 20 cm long. Stem terete, glabrous; sheaths acuminate, tightly clasping the Pseudobulbs. Roots filiform, elongated, flexuose glabrous. Pseudobulbs laxly spaced, erect-patent, subconical-cylindrical, rugose-striate, glabrous, 0.9-1.3 cm long; base long adnate to the stem, 0.3 cm wide above the base. to the apex somewhat narrowed. Flowers subsessile, single. Inflorescence short, rather small in the genus. Floral bracts lanceolate, exceeding the ovary. Sepals porrect, lanceolate, strongly acuminate, glabrous, c. 1 cm long. Lateral sepals up to near the apex connate. Petals obliquely oblong-lanceolate, 0.25 cm long. Lip minute, rhomboid-lanceolate, obtuse, vaguely 3-lobed, 0.25 cm long; margins minutely serrulate, glabrous; above grooved; underneath obtuse keeled. Column very short; stelidia very short, tooth-like-triangular, obtuse; column-foot long elongated. Anther helmet shaped-cucullate, in front broadly obtuse. Ovary cylindrical, 0.2 cm long, glabrous.
(After Schlechter, 1905)

Flower pale orange-red.

Epiphyte (on shrubs) in lowland forest; 300-500 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea; see map

Distribution of Bulbophyllum serrulatum in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyte.

January, February, May.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 822
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 281, fig. 1074
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Monanthes
  • Species Bulbophyllum serrulatum

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Bulbophyllum serrulatum

Bulbophyllum serrulatum Schltr., floral analysis, R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 281, fig. 1074

Bulbophyllum serrulatum

Bulbophyllum serrulatum Schltr., herbarium sheet, Schlechter 14182 (isotype specimen K), photo copyright the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew