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

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

Part shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Small Twig Bulbophyllum [refers to the several inflorescence arising from the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to small, oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic-ligulate, apiculate narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a few, sympodial, brisle-like, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, almost as long as the sessile ovary floral bract and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red with a darker lip that is white at the base.

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

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