Bulbophyllum cavibulbum J J Sm. 1929 SECTION Uncifera Schlechter 1912

Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part Shade Cold spring

Common Name The Deep Grooved Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] wide

Found in Papua New Guinea on open slope or on open, nearly level marshy terrain at elevations of 3200 to 3260 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect to patent rhizome and .4 to 1.4" [1 to 3.5 cm] between each ovoid, red-brown or purple, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate to elliptic, dark purplish or brownish green above, paler beneath, acute apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on usually many together, erect peduncle c. .16" [.4 cm] long, provided with c. 3 bracts, rachis .12" [.3 cm] long, erect, on a short sympodium.8" [2 cm] long overall, pale red or yellowish, suffused with red, about simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, tip acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying more or less secund, pale yellow to yellow flowers with purple spots and a green lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. 6:100 L O Williams 1938 drawing fide