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

Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website

Side View of Flowers

Photo by K Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation

Part shade Cool Cold LATEFall and again Spring

Common Name The Three Bristled Bulbophyllum [refers tothe thread like apice to the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with .4" [1 cm] between each minute, cylindric pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, thickly fleshy, narrowly lanceolate, apiculate to acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the early winter on an erect, very short, provided with a few small bracts, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


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