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

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

Part shade LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Lashed Bulbophyllum [refers to the ciliate petals and lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower range forests without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, minutely apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short, .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, almost as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are violet red with a darker lip.

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

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