Bulbophyllum microsphaerum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888 Drawing by Schlechter

Part shadeCold LATER Spring

Common Name The Very Tiny Sphere Bulbophyllum [refers to the pseudobulb shape]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] between each, globose to ovate pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate to elliptic-ligulate, apiculate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, erect,.28 to .4" [.7 to 1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

The flowers are yellowish usually flushed with red.


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