Bulbophyllum dichilus Schltr. 1913 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Plant and Flower

Photo by Geoff Stocker and their Orchids of New Guinea Website as B cryptanthum

Part shadeWarmWinter

Common Name The Split Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 700 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-oblong, apiculate leaf that blooms in the winter on a very short, .1 to .18" [2 to 3.5 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-acuminate, glabrous, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to B cryptanthoides

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cryptanthum Schltr. 1905; Diphyes cryptantha Szlach. & Rutk. 2008; Diphyes dichilus (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/82 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen