Bulbophyllum rivulare Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and FlowerFlower photo by E F de Vogel/Plant photo by Jongejan Schlechter and the The Orchids of New Guinea Website

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

Part shade Cool Cold LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The River Side Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1300 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with oblique, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, obtuse, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on filiform, single flowered inflorescence very small, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish the dorsal sepal entire, the lateral sepals only dotted with red at the base, the petals with 2 rows of red spots the lip dotted red aand the column golden yellow

Synonyms Bulbophyllum rupestre J.J.Sm. 1915

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