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

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Swiss Orchid Foundation

Part shadeWarm fall

Common Name The Lying Down Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 700 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, obliquely ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, oblong, subapiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, just slightly longer than the ovary floral bract and carrying a non-resupinate, rose red flower.

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

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