Bulbophyllum plumula Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Another Angle Photos by The Orchid Gete World Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Plumed Bulbophyllum [Refers to the feathery lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 700 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid-pyramidical, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, obtuse to minutely apiculate leaf that blooms in the fall and earlier winter on an erect, setiform, to 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark purple


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 photo fide;