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

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Few Bristled Bulbophyllum [Refers to the lip margin hairs]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with conical-cylindrical, adpressed to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow, the lateral sepals have red stripes on the inside and the lip is red brown with a paler center.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ovale Ridl. 1916; Diphyes oligochaete (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing ?