Bulbophyllum bigibbum Schltr. 1923 SECTION Uncifera Schlechter 1912

Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Two Humped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .04" [1 mm] wide - .16" [4 mm] long

Found in New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 1000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized each growth, small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendulous rhizome with .2 to .8" {.5 to 2 cm] between each ovoid, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on many, penduncle .08" [.2 cm] long, with 3 bracts, .4" [1 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute apically floral bracts and carrying widely opening pinkish red flowers with darker red veins.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;