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

Another Angle

Plant and Flower

Photos by P Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Plumed Bulbophyllum [Refers to the feathery lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 700 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid-pyramidical, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, obtuse to minutely apiculate leaf that blooms in the fall and earlier winter on an erect, setiform, to 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark purple


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 photo fide;