Bulbophyllum unicaudatum Schltr.1913 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Plant And Flower

Photos by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Full shadeWarmLATEfall EARLYwinter

Common Name The Tailed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to clustered, ovoid pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, apiculate, attenuate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum unicaudatum var. xanthosphaerum Schltr. 1913; Diphyes unicaudata (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Bulbophyllum unicaudatum var. xanthosphaerum