Bulbophyllum atroviride J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Hot

Common Name The Dark Green Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in rather open lowland forests at elevations around 440 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendulous, rhizome giving rise to obliquely recurved, distant, oblong, deeply furrowed on the adaxial side pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, dark green, elliptic, acute, usually distinctly convex, sessile base leaf that blooms on an porrect, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long peduncle, 1 bracted, .64" [1.6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum atroviride is well defined among the species of SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008 with a patent rhizome by the densely placed, distinctly convex leaves and the acute, finely erose petals. Bulbophyllum imbricans J. J. Sm. looks more or less similar, but is a distinctly smaller plant with ciliate petals and pubescent keels on the adaxial side of the lip, near its base."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide