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

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

Full shade Cool LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Somewhat Three Lobed Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a subflexuous, cauliform rhizome giving rise to minute, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, apiculate leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, truncate, as long as the ovary floral bracts

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish with a golden yellow swelling at the tip of the sepals and a brown lip.


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