Bulbophyllum kelelense Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913Photo by Ed de Vogel

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


Common Name The Kelel Bulbophyllum [A town in New Guinea]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in the New Guinea on trees in lowland forests at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to clustered, cylindrical-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, oblong-ligulate, apiculate, glabrous, narrowing below into base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a very short, provided with a few small sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red.

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

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