Bulbophyllum exiguiflorum Schltr. 1913

SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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

Common Name The Insignificant Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical, psuedobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, minutely apiculate leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, short, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence very small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

One of the smallest flowers of the section and is characterized by its distinct, large, dentate petals. The flowers are closely red-spotted and the lip is cherry red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide