Bulbophyllum lemnifolium Schltr. 1913 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

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

Common Name The Lemna Like Leaf Bulbophyllum [a genus of free-floating aquatic plants from the duckweed family]

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to 1" [1` to 2.5 cm] =between each subglobose pseudobulb carrying a single, erect, orbicular, obtuse to minutely apiculate leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, setiform, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the leaves are reminiscent of Lemna species and flowers are greenish yellow.


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