Bulbophyllum obyrnei

Bulbophyllum obyrnei Garay, Hamer & Siegerist, Lindleyana 10 (1995) 177

Basionym: Osyricera ovata

Rhizomes somewhat nodulose, slender, more or less covered by thin, almost transparent scales. Leaves nearly sessile, ovate,coriaceous, 1 by 0.6 cm. Peduncles erect, filiform, 1.2 cm long, enlarged at the base in a cluster of transparent bracts. Flowers 0.6 cm diam., sepals and petals acuminate. Lip strongly glandular-hairy. (After Bailey, 1907)

Colours: Peduncle purplish. Flower deep-purple.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lower montane forest.

Flowering time in the wild: October.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea; see map 96-1273M.jpg.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.