Bulbophyllum cyclopense J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site


Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size less than 1/4" [less than 5 mm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea and Irian Jaya on smooth-barked tree trunks occuring in seasonally flooded swamp forests at sea level as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a scrambling, pendent rhizome with .18 to .34" [4.5 to 8.5 mm] between each, elongated, subterete, basal part long adnate to the rhizome, upper part appressed to the rhizome pseudobulbs that blooms in the late fall on a basal, 2" long, single flowered, greenish white inflorescence that holds the nonresupinate, short-lived, diurnal, delicate flower against the base of the pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of Papua and New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen