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Bulbophyllum stictanthum

Bulbophyllum stictanthum

Bulbophyllum stictanthum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 726

Type: Schlechter 19536 (holo B, lost)


  • Hapalochilus stictanthus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30 (1985) 191 (57)

Epiphyte, spreading, to 40 cm long. Rhizome elongated, stem-like, flexuose, covered with rather large, wide, cucullate sheaths. Roots filiform, elongated, flexuose, glabrous. Pseudobulbs laxly arranged along the rhizome, erect-patent, cylindrical-conical, 1.5-2 by 0.35-0.45 cm above the base; 1-leaved. Leaf suberect, elliptic-ligulate, apiculate, glabrous, 5-8 by 1.2-2 cm near the middle; base weakly narrowed into a petiole. Inflorescences 1-flowered, very short, covered with peduncle-scales. Floral bracts similar to the sheaths, somewhat shorter than the ovary. Flower glabrous, c. 1 cm wide. Sepals elliptic, apiculate, reflexed, 0.5 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique; at the base along the front margin somewhat dilated. Petals minute, obliquely ovate-lanceolate, acute, 0.15 cm long. Lip immobile, oblong, obtuse, somewhat fleshy, 0.35 cm long, glabrous; grooved underneath. Column without column-foot, slightly curved, twice as long as the petals; stelidia rhombic, upper margin with few teeth. Anther oblongoid-cucullate, umbonate, glabrous. Ovary cylindrical, sessile, glabrous, 0.3 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1913)

Flower whitish. Sepals densely spotted red. Lip red-brown.

Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 450-1200 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea; see map

Distribution of Bulbophyllum stictanthum in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.


  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 238, fig. 904
  • O'Byrne, P., Lowland Orchid. Papua New Guinea (1994) 386, fig.
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Codonosiphon
  • Species Bulbophyllum stictanthum

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Bulbophyllum stictanthum

Bulbophyllum stictanthum Schltr., floral analysis, R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 238, fig. 904

Bulbophyllum stictanthum

Bulbophyllum stictanthum cf., P. O'Byrne, drawing