Bulbophyllum obyrnei Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1995 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Photo by Jeffery Champion and The Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name O'Byrne's Bulbophyllum [Peter O'Byrne English botanist in Malesia and personal mentor 2018]

Flower Size .24" [.6 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in lower montane forests as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a nodulous rhizome giving rise to a nearly sessile, ovate, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, filiform, .48" [1.2 cm] long, provided with a basal cluster of transparent bracts, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Osyricera ovata F.M.Bailey 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea 466, fig.[auct. non Schltr.: O'Byrne] O'Byrne, P., 1994 as B. microblepharon drawing fide; *Lindleyana 10 (1995) 177 Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1995 drawing fide