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

Plant and Flower

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo website

Full Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Two Tailed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .2 to .32" [.5 to .8 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, erect, short, enveloped by peduncle scales, single flowered inflorescence with only slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Diphyes bicaudata (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;