Bulbophyllum fuscatum Schlechter 1913 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

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


Common Name The Brownish Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests on trees and shrubs at elevations around 70 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with small ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, apiculate, attenuate into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall through winter on a setiform, erect, few bracted, .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non resupinate flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are violet-brown with darker petals and lip.

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

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