Bulbophyllum cochlioides J.J.Sm. 1929 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing J J Smith

Part shade Hot LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Shell Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forsts at elevations around 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongated, pendulous rhizome giving rise to adnate to the rhizome, .56" [1.4 cm] apart, apex for a short part free, when dried quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute-acuminate; nerves c. 7, curved, underneath a little raised when dried, rounded and very shortly contracted base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on from the nodes of the rhizome, very short, in many-flowered (20 and more) fascicles, .24 to .44" [.6 to 1.1 cm] long, provided with small, tubular, membranous, sparsely puncticulate sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, dark brown-yellow-puncticulate, apex oblique, much shorter than the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14: 460, pl. 75, fig. 106 J J Smith 1929 drawing fide