Bulbophyllum cerambyx J.J.Sm. 1915 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

TYPE drawing by J. J. Smith

Part shade Warm LATE Fall

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a flexuous, pendulous rhizome giving rise to close set, oblong-subcylindric, obtuse pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, subobtuse, shortly cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall on an erect, from the nodes of the rhizome, fasciled, short, peduncle .112" [2.8 mm] long, entirely covered with small membranous sheaths, the upper ones surpassing the ovary, single flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with the median sepal outside purple, inside whitish, lateral sepals outside purplish, inside white with two broad, purple longitudinal stripes and upper margin pale purple, antennae light yellow, petals white, lip light yellow, in the middle with lead-coloured margins, column white, column-foot with black markings.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Smith, J.J., Nova Guinea 12, 4 (1916) 373, t. 136, fig. 254