Bulbophyllum bisepalum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Photo by John Cara

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The 2 Sepal Bulbophyllum [refers to the 2 fused sepals to form a synsepal]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool, pendulous growing epiphyte with terete, glabrous rhizome giving rise to tightly connate to the rhizome, rather inconspicuous pseudobulbs carrying a single, narrowly oblong-ligulate, subobtuse, rather thick, glabrous leaf that blooms in the summer on a very short, enveloped by lanceolate, acuminate, peduncle scales, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark carmine red and differs from others in the section other than B stenochilum by the very narrow lip with a basal callus.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide