Bulbophyllum gamandrum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Jeffery Champion/TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Full Shade Warm summer Fall

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in central Sulawesi in open, low, secondary woodland of thin pole trees on a steep slope at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with persistent bracts and .48 to .52" [1.2 to 1.3 cm] between each prostrate for most of their length, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a patent peduncle, .36" [.9 cm] long, provided with 4 bracts, .76" [1.9 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying flowers with pale reddish sepals with darker veins and a purplish red lip.

" B. bowkettae F.M. Bail., from Australia, is most similar, but has an oblong lip and upturned stelidia. B. sarcochilum J.J. Verm. & P. OByrne, is vegetatively similar but has much shorter sepals and a lip that is concave only near the base." J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:129 fig 23 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008