Hapalochilus nitidus (Schltr.) Senghas 1978 . Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Lip & Column detail

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name The Shining Hapalochilus

Flower Size 4 1/2" [11.25 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte that is on mossy trees at elevations around 1200 meters with conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, glabrous, narrowly ligulate, obtuse leaf that is narrowly subpetiolate below and blooms in the winter on a basal, erect, 3 3/4" [9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an elliptic floral bract that holds the flower just above the leaves.

Synonyms *Bulbophyllum nitidum Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985 as Bulbophyllum nitidum