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

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Elodea Flower-Like Bulbophyllum [?refers to the genus Elodea????} I have no proof of this, have not seen the original description

Flower Size very small

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short, branched rhizome giving rise to close together, spirally arranged, erect-patent, curved, elongated, obtuse, quadrangular, especially in front and back 3-4-grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear, very shortly acutely acuminate, convex, subcoriaceous, above on either side of the midrib, grooved, base somewhat narrowed and conduplicate leaf that blooms in the later spring on a very short, provided with a few small peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the ovary floral bract.

J J SMith staes that the flowers are light soiled tawny yellow with red-brown longitudinal stripes with the lip lighter.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11: 278 Schlechter 1912 drawing fide