Bulbophyllum folliculiferum J.J.Sm. 1914 SECTION Vesicisepalum TYPE For the section

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Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The ? Carrying Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm] long

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 850 meters as a small sized, warm , pendent growing epiphyte with a elongated, pendulous, flexuous rhizome giving rise to alternating in two rows, elongated,, recurved, to the apex attenuate, unequally obtuse quadrangular, the sides broadly-channelled, minutely dotted pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, gradually very acutely narrowed, thinly coriaceous, when dried papery, midrib above grooved, below prominent, narrowed and conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter from the nodes of the rhizome, fascicled, pendent, short, peduncle thin, .24" [.6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tightly tubular basally, above obliquely funnel-shaped, acute, keeled, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Differs from Bulbophyllum caputgnomonis J.J.Verm.1993 in that it has a creeping rhizome, flowers with a small lumen at each side of the flower, between the median and the lateral sepals, and much longer petals.

Synonyms Vesicisepalum folliculiferum (J.J.Sm.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Vesicisepalum folliculiferum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide;

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