Bulbophyllum kelelense Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913 Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Kelel Bulbophyllum [A town in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea on trees at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, cylindrical-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, oblong-ligulate, apiculate, narrowing below into base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red.

Synonyms Hapalochilus kelelensis (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

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