Bulbophyllum glabrum 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 Glabrous Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with obliquely cylindrical, adnate to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, obliquely ligulate, apiculate leaf that blooms in the earlier spring on a short single flowered inflorescence with apiculate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that this species is one of a few totally glabrous species in this section and the flowers are yellow.

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

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