Bulbophyllum adenoblepharon Schltr. 1913 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896 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