Bulbophyllum biserratum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Photo by Ed de Vogel

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Hot

Common Name The Double Saw Bulbophyllum [refers to the row of teeth along either side of the lip margin]

Flower Size .32" [1.4 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea on tree trunks at elevations around 25 meters as mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect to patent rhizome with .16 to .24" [.4 to .6 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apiculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a porrect, .4" [1 cm] long, 1 bracted, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, apiculate floral bracts.

According to J J Vermuellen this orchid is closest to B leucorhodum but differs in having smaller flowers with a lip with a row of vesicles on the sides but otherwise is glabrous.


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