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

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

Part shade Warm Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Bluntly Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, very narrow below into base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence with apiculate, only slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts. and carrying dark purple colored flowers with sepals paler in the center.


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