Bulbophyllum mattesii Sieder & Kiehn 2009 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883 Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

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Common Name Mattes’ Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on tree trunks at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, patent, oval, obtuse to apiculate leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum oblanceolatum Schltr. 1913; Diphyes oblanceolata Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B oblanceolatum Drawing fide