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

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


Common Name The Forest Living Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .12 to .2" [3 to 5 mm] between each oblong, incumbent pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, apiculate, attenuate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a erect, thin, few bracted, .24" [6 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, as long as the sessile ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Schlechter states that the flowers are reddish with an almost black lip.

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

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