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

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Thick Hairy Seam Bulbophyllum [refers to the hairy lip margin]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 200 to 250 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to minute pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, fleshy, elliptic, sub-acute to minutely apiculate, cuneate below into base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, few bracted, .28 to .4" [.7 to 1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that this species is similar to B dichaeoides in plant morphology but is readily distinguished by the floral structure, especially the labellum. The flowers are dark red.

Synonyms Diphyes adenoblepharos (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide