Bulbophyllum condensatum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by A Schuiteman

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Condense Bulbophyllum [refers to the densely placed leaves]

Flower Size .16" [3 mm]

Found in western New Guinea in low and dense primary forests without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a patent to pendent rhizome giving rise to porrect, distant, cylindrical-obovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, acute, sessile base leaf that blooms on a porrect, 2 bracted, .68 to .8" [1.7 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum condensatum is most similar to B. marginatum Schltr.; it differs in having a callus on the adaxial side of the lip, and tapering, rather than clavate, hairs on the abaxial side. The flowers are dark maroon with cream color at the base of all parts" Vermeulen 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide