Bulbophyllum humile Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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


Common Name The Low Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower range forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, obliquely ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms late fall and early winter on an extremely short, single flowered inflorescence ovate-lanceolate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish striated with red and the lip is red.

Synonyms Hapalochilus humilis (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

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