Bulbophyllum elegantius 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 Very Elegant Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with elliptical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, minutely apiculate, attenuate into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a setiform, few bracted, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with very small, almost 3 times shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying noe respupinate flowers

Schlechter states that the flower color is pink and the lip is green.

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

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