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Bulbophyllum lagaropetalum

Bulbophyllum lagaropetalum

Bulbophyllum lagaropetalum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel. 2014. Phytotaxa 166 (2): 107

Type: Schlechter 19707 (holo B, lost)


  • Pedilochilus parvulum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 686

Epiphyte, very small, to 6 cm high. Rhizome short. Roots filiform, elongated, flexuose, glabrous. Pseudobulbs cylindrical, to the apex gradually somewhat narrowed, 0.8-1.2 by 0.18-0.25 cm below the middle; 1-leaved. Leaf erect, linear-ligulate, subapiculate, glabrous, 2.5-5 by 0.2-0.3 cm near the middle. Inflorescence 1-flowered, wiry, hardly surpassing 1.5 cm, glabrous, with few small distant peduncle-scales. Floral bracts very small, cucullate, apiculate, almost 5 times shorter than the pedicellate ovary. Flower rather small in the genus, erect. Sepals oblong-ligulate, apiculate, glabrous, 0.7 cm long, outside with keeled-swollen midrib. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals ligulate, acuminate, slightly curved, glabrous, 0.6 cm long, above the base outside convex-gibbose. Lip about slipper-shaped, almost as long as the sepals, 0.38 cm wide near the middle; base shortly clawed, elliptic; in front elongated in an oblong, obtuse, terminal lobule; inside with 3 thickened nerves; margins thickened; auricles very small, recurved, oblong, obtuse, in between with a backwards pointing, suborbicular callus. Column short, semiterete, glabrous; stelidia subulate, hardly longer than the basal third of the lip; column-foot short, incurved. Anther ovoid-cucullate, with a large oblong umbo, glabrous; base cordate. Ovary pedicellate, slender, glabrous, almost 0.6 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Flower golden yellow. Petals spotted with red.

Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 1300 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea; see map

Distribution of Bulbophyllum lagaropetalum in New Guinea

Intermediate growing epiphyte.


  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 228, fig. 863
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Pedilochilus
  • Species Bulbophyllum lagaropetalum

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Bulbophyllum lagaropetalum

Bulbophyllum lagaropetalum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel, as Pedilochilus parvulum Schltr., floral analysis, R. Schlechter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1928) t. 228, fig. 863