Bulbophyllum gautierense J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

TYPE drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Warm LATERSpring

Common Name Gautier's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with pendulous, thin rhizome giving rise to close set, paptent, subcylindrical, thin, longitudiannly ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, frequently more or less falcate, shortly acute, apiculate-acuminate, convex above, longitudiannly grooved, somewhat narrowed and very shortly conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a few, from the nodes of the rhizome, peduncle .12" [3 mm] long, enveloped by small, membraneous sheaths, subfasciled, single flowered inflorescence with rather large, acute, membraneous, semitransparent, base obliquely cup-shaped, ovate, concave; above keeled, at the apex the keel extending, much longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying tender, very small flowers


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