Bulbophyllum tenue Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Full shade Hot EARLY Winter

Common Name The Delicate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, subparellel to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the early winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts

Schlechter states that the flowers are orange yellow.


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