Bulbophyllum fibristectum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Photo by P Jongejan and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Roots and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photo by/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade cool Cold

Common Name The Fiber Covered Bulbophyllum [refers to the Rhizome]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in ridge forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized cool to cold growing epiphyte with [1 to 1.4 cm] between each more or less porrect, ellipsoid to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an porrect, 2 bracted, .4 [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an tubular, apiculate floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum fibristectum is distinct within SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994 because of the fibres copiously present around the rhizome and the base of the pseudobulbs, and the thick, obovate lip. The flowers sit deeply among the fibres, and are often almost covered by them." 2008


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide