Bulbophyllum masonii (Senghas) J.J.Wood 1986 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Flower Detail

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flowers

Flower detail

Photos by Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name Mason's Bulbophyllum [English Orchid Collector 1900s]

Flower Size 8.4 [21 cm] long

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, truncate-elliptic, in coss-section subrotund pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly ellipsoid leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, peduncle very thin, 3.2 [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with membranous, enclosing and densely appressed to the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms *Cirrhopetalum masonii Senghas 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Kew Bulletin Vol 41 #4:811 Notes on Asiatic and New Guinea Orchidaceae J J Wood 1986 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001