Bulbophyllum bigibbosum J.J.Sm. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Two Humped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size medium

Found in western New Guinea in primary, montane forests at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, elliptic or subglobose, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, obtuse or rounded, fleshy coriaceous, rigid, above on either side of the midrib grooved, prominent, below convex, abruptly contracted below into a very short, conduplicate-channelled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on in fascicles from the base of the pseudobulbs, much longer than the leaf, filiform provided with c. 2. . small, tubular, keeled sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, above slightly infundibuliform-widened, apiculate, keeled, much shorter than the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12 401 J J Smith 1913 drawing/photo fide