Bulbophyllum flavicolor J.J.Sm. 1929 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Yellow Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .18" [.45 cm] long

Found in Sulawesi in lower montane forests at elevations around 1420 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, terete rhizome with short tubular, apiculate sheaths and with .16 to .28" [.4 to .7 cm] between each, adnate to the rhizome, depressed, obliquely elliptic pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, wide, suborbicular,-elliptic, to ellliptic, obtuse, apiculate, shortly contracted below into the petiolate bsae leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, peduncle .32 to .36" [.8 to .9 cm] long, provided at the base with a few, tubular bracts, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, appressed to the median sepal, apex widened, recurved, obtuse, apiculate, entirely enveloping the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14:453, pl. 73, fig. 100 J J Smith 1929 drawing/photo fide