Bulbophyllum linearilabium J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website

Another flower Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade Hot LATEWinter

Common Name The Linear-Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in the Moluccas and New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, subapiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter on a filiform, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying the inverted flower at or above the the leaves

Synonyms Bulbophyllum arachnoideum Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum bivalve J.J.Sm. 1926; Bulbophyllum heliophilum J.J.Sm. 1929; Diphyes arachnoidea (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1913 as B arachnoideum drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1913