Bulbophyllum oliganthum Schltr.1913 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flower

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

Another Flower

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shadeWarm Fall Winter

Common Name The Sparsely Blooming Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Moluccas, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with cylindical-conic, subparellel to the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, apiculate, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, .2 to .35" [5 to 9 mm] long, laxly 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pelma oliganthum (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1982 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide