Bulbophyllum ptilotes Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Down-Feathery Bulbophyllum [refers to the feathery margin of the lip

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, subacute to apiculate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on setiform, erect, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark purple and the petals have a greenish tip.

Synonyms Diphyes ptilotes (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

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