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

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


Common Name The Hairless Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in New Guinea in lower range forests at elevations around 850 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, subacute, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the later fall on an erect, few bracted, very short, single flowered inflorescence with apiculate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carryinga n erect flower.

Schlechter states that the hairless flowers with a different shaped lip and the flowers are dark purple with white stripes and the lip dark purple.

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

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