Bulbophyllum hymenobracteum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Hymenobractea Schlechter 1913

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by J J Vermeulen

Flower with lip in down postion

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade Hot Warm Fall Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Delicate Bract Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 100 to 600 meters as a miniature to smalll sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid to conical,, sometimes globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, tip obtuse to acute, surface adaxially rugulose, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and early spring on a more or less erect, peduncle 2 to 7.2" [50 to 180 mm] long, provided with 2 to 8 bracts, the longest .08 to .36" [2 to 9 mm] long, rachis patent to erect, sometimes slightly thickened, more or less flexuose, .2 to 2.4" [5 to 60 mm] long, successively 1 to 3, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with funnel-shaped, more or less oblique, tip obtuse to acute to acuminate, abaxial keel more or less distinct, as long as to much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985 drawing fide