Bulbophyllum cyclophyllum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

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


Common Name The Rounded Leaf Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with small, subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, sub orbicular, obtuse, narrowing into the subpetiolate to attenuate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a few bracted, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the species is similar to B oreocharis in habit but has more elongated, caudate sepals and different shaped petals and lip. The flowers are yellowish with yellow tips to the seplas and a dark red lip with a yellow apex.


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