Bulbophyllum fasciculatum

Bulbophyllum fasciculatum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 841

Type: Schlechter 19116 (holo B, lost)

Epiphyte, spreading, 20-30 cm long. Rhizome stem-like, covered with sheaths. Roots filiform, glabrous. Pseudobulbs close together, subparallel to the rhizome, 0.6-0.8 by 0.2-0.25 cm; 1-leaved. Leaf elliptic-ligulate, minutely apiculate, 4--5 by 1.1-1.4 cm near the middle. Inflorescences 1-flowered, short, fascicled, with a few small peduncle-scales. Floral bracts very small, much shorter than the ovary. Sepals elliptic, apiculate, glabrous, 0.3 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals obliquely oblong, truncate-broadly obtuse, glabrous, 0.15 cm long. Lip lanceolate-tongue-shaped, obtuse, 0.2 cm long; underneath except base and apex on either side with dense short papillae. Column short; stelidia subulate, hardly reaching the middle of the lip; column-foot at the apex somewhat incurved. Anther cucullate, apiculate, glabrous. Pedicel and ovary short, glabrous, 0.5 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1913)

Colours: Flower whitish with dark red stripes. Lip dark red.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 1300 m.

Flowering time in the wild: January.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea; see map 96-628M.jpg.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.