!Ridleyella paniculata (Ridl.) Schltr. 1913

Side View of Flower Photo by Wolfgang Bandisch © and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

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Common Name The Paniculate Ridleyella [refers to the branched inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

This medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte found in Papua and New Guinea in lowland and montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters with oblong pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, subcoriaceous, linear leaves that blooms in the winter and late spring on a basal, arcuate to pendant, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Bulbophyllum paniculatum Ridl. 1889

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008