Bulbophyllum manobulbum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Uncifera Schlechter 1912

Photo by P Jongejan


Drawing by Vermeullen

TYPE Drawing

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

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in primary range forests at elevations around 500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized each growth, small sized plant, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with [1.5 to 21 cm between each ovoid to ellipsoid, somewhat flatrtened pseudobulb carryign a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, obtuse apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on 1 to a few erect, peduncle .24 to .4 [.6 to 1 cm] long, with 2 to 3 bracts, .6 to 1.12" [1.5 to 2.8 cm] long overall, single to 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers pale yellow and the lip is purple towards the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 as B systenochilum drawing fide;