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

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

Part shadeWarm LATE EARLY Winter

Common Name The Rare Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with, small ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, minutely apiculate, cuneate-attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a basal, short to .28" [.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with very small, cucullate, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying a non-resupinate flower.

Schlechter states that the flowers are muddy wine-red in color.

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

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