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

TYPE Drawing J J Smith

Part shade Cool LATER Winter

Common Name The ?Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm] long

Found in western New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-minature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, creeping rhizome giving rise to close together, ovoid to elliptic, obtuse, slightly longitudinally grooved, in front strongly concave pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, obtuse, apiculate; base acute, above channelled with the sides convex, rigidly fleshy, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter on fascicled on the rhizome, peduncle filiform, c. 2.1 to 2.6" [5.25 to 6.5 cm] long, provided in the basal part with a few small tubular sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, apiculate, keeled, 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