Bulbophyllum falcatocaudatum J.J.Sm. 1914 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant Drawing

TYPE Drawing © by J J Smith/plant drawing by Natadipoera

Part shade Hot Warm EARLIER winter

Common Name The Falcate Tailed Bulbophyllum [refers to the falcate tail at the apex of the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide .8" [2 cm] long

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, branched, terete rhizome giving rise to making an acute angle with the rhizome, .16 to .28" between each, obliquely ovoid-conical, obtuse, longitudinally deeply 5 to 6 grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, thinly coriaceous, apex subacute or obtuse, midrib above grooved, underneath rather prominent, narrowed and conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the earlier winter from the nodes of the rhizome, solitary or few-fascicled, erect, c. 1.4 to 1.72" [3.5 to 4.3 cm] long, peduncle filiform, provided at the base with small, tubular, acute, keeled sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with Tubular, apiculate, keeled, much shorter than the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 13:68 J J Smith 1914 drawing fide