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

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

Part shade Warm LATE EARLY

Common Name The Heart-Shaped Fringed Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests on trees along creeks at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to ovoid to ovoid cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate, apiculate leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic, s long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark carmine-red, the petals striped with red and half the lip is white with a red disc.

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

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

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