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

Photo by K Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Hot Warm =Winter

Common Name The Five Lobed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with small, oblong-cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, elliptic-ligulate, apiculate to acute, narrowing below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, setiform, single flowered inflorescence with a few bracts and a cucullate, as long as the ovary floral bract

Synonyms Bulbophyllum quinquelobum var. lancilabium Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing ok; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Bulbophyllum quinquelobum var. lancilabium drawing ok