Bulbophyllum cadetioides Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Benthaham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Lip detail Photo by Peter Jongejan and their Orchids of New Guinea Website

Common Name The Cadetia-Like Bulbophyllum [refers to the plant?]

Flower Size 1/8" [.4 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with minute, oblong-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, minutely apiculate leaf that is shortly petiolate and blooms in the fall on an erect, 1/4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate bracts

This species and B punamense are considered to be synomonous and if so then B punamense is the correct name. I have left them separate for now pending further research.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1982 drawing fide

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