Bulbophyllum cryptanthoides J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Photo by Ed de Vogel

TYPE Drawing

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

Common Name The Three Nerved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 700 to meters as a warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to clse set, subglobise, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by membraneous, conduplicate, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obtuse, fleshy, midgroove ribbed above, shortly narrowly conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a fasiculate, peduncle .12" [3 mm] long, provided with membraneous sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with subovate, acute, acuminate, concave, membranous, somewhat translucent, much longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red with the lateral sepals pale on the front.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cryptanthum auct. non Schltr.: J.J. Sm., 1909;

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