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

Flower close upPhoto by T M Reeve, flower closeup by Malcolm Perry

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

Common Name The Unheard Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Moluccas and New Guinea on trees in lower montane range forests at elevations around 1400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are rose red, whitish towards the base, the 2 extremly long tails become white and root-like with yellow apice and the lip is yellow with a red margin.

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

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