Bulbophyllum galliaheneum P.Royen 1979 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant Drawing

TYPE Drawing by P Van Royen

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Windvane Bulbophyllum [refers to the mobile lip that moves in the slightest breeze]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in alpine shrubberies at elevations around 3225 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, branched, glabrous, slender, rhizome covered with ovate-oblong, acute, crested bracts and giving rise to glabrous, .08 to .2" [2 to 5 mm] apart, more or less at right angle to rhizome, cylindric, ribbed, provided at the base with several bract pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, glabrous but margin finely papillate except for coarse papillae near tip, long spathulate-linear, acute, midrib grooved above, prominent, below, lateral nerves 2 to 5 on either side of midrib, with less distinct nerves in between, indistinct above, more distinct below, margin slightly revolute leaf that blooms on solitary, up to3.6" [9 cm] long, peduncle glabrous, terete, provided with two bracts, the basal one glabrous, tubular, acute, and the apical one more funnel-shaped and shorter, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2 208, fig. 75 Van Royen 1979 drawing fide