Bulbophyllum floribundum J.J.Sm. 1912SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot LATERSpring

Common Name The Many Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size Very small

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping, elongated, pendulous, terete rhizome entirely covered with large, tubular, overlapping, membranous, soon dry and persistent sheaths and giving rise to spirally arranged, c. 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] apart; base appressed to the rhizome, recurved, subcylindric, to the apex somewhat narrowed, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, rather abruptly acuminate, acute, when dried papery, base narrowed into a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on numerous, very short, from the nodes of the rhizome, densely fascicled, contiguous, peduncle hidden between the rhizome sheaths, .16" [.4 cm] long, entirely covered with small, oblique, at the base tubular, to the top dilated sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with very small, lilac colored flowers with sepals with a white apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11:133 J J Smith 1912 drawing fide