Bulbophyllum dekockii J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flowers in situ

Photos by Graham Corbin


Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name Decock's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in forests and open woodlands at elevations around 2900 to 3300 meters as a miniature to small sized in length, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping to partly pendent rhizome with .4 to 3.4" [1 to 8.5 cm] between each orbicular to ovoid, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, obtuse to acuminate apically, yellowish to dark green often suffused with purple, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in thesummer, Fall and winteron a single, peduncle .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, with 3 bracts, 1 to 2.8" [2.5 to 7 cm] long overall, rachis erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening yellow or white flowers suffused with purple or entirely dark purple.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum jugicola P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;