Bulbophyllum cimicinum J.J.Verm.1982 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Flower closeup

Photo by Peter Jongejan and their Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Bug-Carrying Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in the Bismark Archipelago and Papua New Guinea at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with hanging branching rhizomes envelopepd by coarsely ribbed, white bracts, giving rise to apically recurved pseudobulbs that are basally adpressed to the rhizome and carrying a single, apical, erect, strongly convex, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a succcessively single, many flowered inflorescence.

This species requires a seasonally dry period and slab culture to survive.

Synonyms Epicranthes cimicina (J.J.Verm.) Garay & W.Kittr.1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as Epicrianthes cimicina