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

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Kidney Shaped Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a cauliform rhizome giving rise to subcylindrical, subparellel to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, elliptic-ligulate, apiculate leaf that blooms in the spring on a very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale pink, with a darker dorsal sepal, the petals are white amd the lip is a dark carmine-red with a white cented and white spots

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015