Bulbophyllum sarcodanthum

Bulbophyllum sarcodanthum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 751

Type: Schlechter 19671 (holo B, lost; iso K)

Epiphyte, small, 7-10 cm high. Rhizome very short. Roots filiform, flexuose, glabrous. Pseudobulbs very small, ovoid, 1-1.5 by 0.7-1 cm below the middle; 1-leaved. Leaf erect, oblong-elliptic, obliquely apiculate, glabrous, 3.5-8.5 by 1-2.7 cm in the middle; base narrowed into a 0.5-1.5 cm long petiole. Inflorescence laxly 2-3-flowered, erect, short, with a few small, distant peduncle-scales, to 7 cm high. Floral bracts elliptic-cucullate, shortly acuminate, more than two times shorter than the ovary. Flowers erect-patent, glabrous. Sepals lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, outside keeled, 1.7 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique. Petals obliquely lanceolate, acute, 0.7 cm long. Lip somewhat fleshy, ovate-lanceolate, tongue-shaped, obtuse, 1.2 cm long; base narrowed, with an ovate thickening with two keels at the base; margins recurved; upper side entirely covered with many conical teeth. Column short; stelidia lanceolate-falcate, acute, ascending; column-foot ascending. Anther ovoid-lanceolate, cucullate, glabrous. Ovary subsessile, cylindrical, glabrous, 0.9 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1913)

Colours: Flowers yellow-green with red-brown markings.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 1300-1800 m.

Flowering time in the wild: June, September.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea; see map 96-1636M.jpg.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.