Bulbophyllum conspersum J.J.Sm. 1913 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flower

Photos by Daawia Suhartana,

Part shade Hot LATERSpring

Common Name The Speckled Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close together, ovoid, apex contracted and laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic, coriaceous, at the apex dilated petiole; apex obtuse or rounded, apiculate, base contracted into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring from the nodes of the rhizome; peduncle more slender than the pedicel, .22" [.55 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, subulate-acuminate, above keeled floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12:400 J J Smith 1913 drawing fide