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Bulbophyllum warianum

Bulbophyllum warianum

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

Type: Schlechter 19438 (holo B, lost)


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

Epiphyte, ascending or spreading, to 20 cm long. Rhizome stem-like, gradually elongating. Roots filiform, elongated, flexuous, glabrous. Pseudobulbs cylindrical or cylindrical-conical, rather crowded, subparallel to the rhizome, 1.2-1.7 by 0.25-0.4 cm above the base; 1-leaved. Leaves erect or suberect, ligulate or linear-ligulate, minutely apiculate, glabrous, 4-7 by 0.7-0.9 cm near the middle; base narrowed. Inflorescences 1-flowered, very short, 0.4 cm long, covered with clasping peduncle-scales. Floral bracts similar to the scales, apiculate, shorter than the ovary. Flower glabrous, c. 1 cm wide. Sepals oblong, apiculate, 0.5 cm long. Lateral sepals somewhat broader than the median one, reflexed, oblique. Petals rhombic-elliptic, subacute, slightly oblique, 0.18 cm long. Lip immobile, fleshy, ligulate, subobtuse, smooth, glabrous, 0.4 cm long; underneath grooved; in the middle somewhat constricted. Column without column-foot, slightly curved, somewhat shorter than the petals; stelidia subporrect oblong-quadrangular, with few teeth, with a long median tooth. Anther oblong-cucullate, glabrous, with apiculate umbo. Ovary sessile, glabrous, cylindrical, 0.3 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1913)

Sepals violet with white tip. Petals violet. Lip white.

Epiphyte in lowland forest; 400 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea; see map

Distribution of Bulbophyllum warianum in New Guinea

Warm growing epiphyte.

April, May.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 238, fig. 903
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Codonosiphon
  • Species Bulbophyllum warianum

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Bulbophyllum warianum

Overview picture of Bulbophyllum warianum Schltr.

Bulbophyllum warianum

Bulbophyllum warianum Schltr., floral analysis, R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 238, fig. 903