Bulbophyllum consimile J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Full Shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name The Very Similar Bulbophyllum [refers to its similarity to B. membranaceum Teysm. & Binnend., of the SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in low, dense, very wet montane forest in moss cushions at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping to shortly straggling rhizome with 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] between each, erect, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a porrect, peduncle ca .24 to .36" [.6 to .9 cm], provided with bracts, raceme .56" [1.4 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying flowers do not fully open with the median sepal and petals dull purple, the lateral sepals similar but pale yellow along lower margin ana a purple lip.

" B. consimile is very similar to the widespread B. membranaceum Teysm. & Binnend., of the SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896 at first sight, but differs in details of the flowers: the basal node of the pedicel is level with the atachment of the floral bract, the median sepal has papillose-ciliolate margins (not glabrous), the lip margins are ciliate (not papillose), the lip is about equally thick (in lateral view) over most of its length (not distinctly thicker near the base), and lacks a median ridge, and the stelidia lack a deltoid tooth along the lower margins." J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:121 fig 20 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide