Bulbophyllum minutibulbum W.Kittr. 1984 publ. 1985 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

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

Part shade Hot EARLY Summer

Common Name The Small Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to minute pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, oval to obovate-oval, minutely apiculate, fleshy, glabrous leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are violet red with darker petals and lip.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum serpens Schltr. 1913; Diphyes serpens Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

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