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Bulbophyllum wechsbergii

Bulbophyllum wechsbergii

Bulbophyllum wechsbergii Sieder & Kiehn, CITES Orchid Checkl. 5 (2009) 405


  • Bulbophyllum rhynchoglossum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 716 (not Schltr. (1910))
  • Hapalochilus reflexus Garay & W.Kittr., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30 (1984, publ. 1985) 190 (56)
    - Type: Schlechter 19665 (holo B, lost)

Basionym: Bulbophyllum rhynchoglossum

Epiphyte, slender, very small, 7-10 cm high. Rhizome short, creeping. Roots filiform, elongated, flexuose, glabrous. Pseudobulbs close together, ovoid, 0.5-1 by 0.3-0.5 cm; 1-leaved. Leaves erect, linear-ligulate, subacute or minutely apiculate, glabrous, subcoriaceous, 2-4.5 by 0.2-0.6 cm near the middle; base narrowed. Inflorescence 1-flowered, basal, erect, slender, filiform, glabrous, 3-5 cm long; with few distant, very small peduncle-scales. Floral bracts ovate, clasping, much shorter than the slender pedicellate ovary. Flower erect or suberect. Sepals reflexed, lanceolate, acute, glabrous, 1.8 cm long. Lateral sepals somewhat oblique. Petals falcate-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, almost 0.3 cm long. Lip narrowly lanceolate-tongue-shaped, acute, glabrous, l.2 by 0.23 cm in the middle; base shortly and obtuse auriculate. Column slender, slightly curved, glabrous; stelidia porrect, in front 3-dentate; column-foot almost absent. Anther rhomboid-cucullate, umbonate, glabrous. Pedicel and ovary slender, glabrous, c. 1.8 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Flowers red. Lip apex whitish.

Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 1300 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea; see map

Distribution of Bulbophyllum wechsbergii in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.


  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 233, fig. 885
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Codonosiphon
  • Species Bulbophyllum wechsbergii

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Bulbophyllum wechsbergii

Overview picture of Bulbophyllum rhynchoglossum Schltr.

Bulbophyllum wechsbergii

Bulbophyllum rhynchoglossum Schltr., floral analysis, R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 233, fig. 885