Bulbophyllum inversum 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 Inverse Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers being upside down]

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea on trees in range mist forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with small, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblanceolate, apiculate, narrowing below into the attenuate, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence carrying a non-resupinate flower.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark purple red.

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

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide