Bulbophyllum nigrilabium Schltr. 1913 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Photo by K Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation

Part shadeHot spring

Common Name The Slanted-Leafed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 150 to 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with minute, ovoid to suborbicular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, setiform, single flowered inflorescence with a few bracts and a cucullate floral bract

Synonyms Diphyes nigrilabium (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

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