Bulbophyllum tenuipes Schltr. 1913 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Delicate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests on trees at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a decumbent, flexuous rhizome with 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] between each conical to conical-cylindrical, glabrous pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, acute, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a delicate, to 14" [35 cm] long, distichous, dense, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with laterally compressed, acuminate, triangular, 3 to 4 times shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts

Schlechter states that the shape of the lip and the very thin wiry peduncle and its rather small leaves distinguish it as well as the sepals are white with red stripes, the petals and lip are violet and the column is white.


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