Bulbophyllum farciminiferum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant Drawing

Photos by P Jongejan

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Common Name The Sausage-Like Bulbophyllum [refers tothe leaf shape]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea without elevational data as a miniature sized, pendent growing epiphyte with a patent, sparsely branched to new shoot from the basal node of the pseudobulb, rhizome provided with soon evanescent, thin scales and giving rise to distinct, to .32" [.8 cm] apart, ellipsoid to obovoid, hardly angular but deeply concave on the side where the new shoot arises pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, succulent, terete with a shallowly concave furrow on the upper side, ellipsoid to cylindrical, apex obtuse to acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on densely clustered, from the first node below the pseudobulbs, c. .4" [1 cm] long overall, peduncle c. .04" [.1 cm] long provided with a single scale, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"This species is uniquely characterized by its terete leaves. It differs from Bulbophyllum radula, which has succulent, approx. semi-terete leaves, by its obovate, acuminate (versus ovate-oblong and rounded) petals and its narrower lip (ratio length/width ca. 3.2, versus 1.51.8)." J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 20(3) 319, fig. 12, 18A J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 drawing fide