Bulbophyllum monosema Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade cool Spring

Common Name The Single Spot Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower range forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each subcylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts..

The flowers are red, the labellum is yellow brown,, the petals yellowish with a red spot and the column is also pale yellow.

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

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