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

Another Angle

Photos by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Full shadeWarm LATESpring

Common Name The Slim-Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in New Guinea and Solomon Islands in primary forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to superposed, cylindrical pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, lanceolate, acute, attenuate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on very short, basal single flowered inflorescence with apiculate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

According to Vermuellen "Bulbophyllum stenochilum Schltr. is most similar to B. bisepalum Schltr. and B. stemonochilum in having a narrow, linear lip. B stemonochilum, however, has ciliolate (not glabrous) sepals, truncate to emarginate, apiculate (not acuminate) petals, and a lip with ciliate margins only in the middle third."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen