Bulbophyllum tentaculatum Schltr. 1913SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911 Photo by Art Vogel Copyright

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Tentacled Bulbophyllum [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 30 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a flexible, glabrous rhizome with .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] between each ovoid, obtuse, 4-angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, ovate, glabrous, apiculate leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, erect, single flowered inflorescence with small, acuminate, many times shorter than the ovary and pedicel floral bracts.

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