Bulbophyllum giriwoense J.J.Sm. 1914 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by © J J Smith

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Giriwo Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping, elongate, branched, terete, the last internode of each shoot below the pseudobulb short, disc-shaped, almost as thick as the pseudobulb rhizome giving rise to forming an acute angle, 1.12" [2.8 cm] between each, elongated, compressed, linear, obtuse, in front with two grooves, in cross-section elliptic, obtusely angled, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, convex, coriaceous, ; apex and margins recurved, obtuse; above on either side of the midrib with sunken markings; underneath the midrib obtuse, prominent, gradually narrowed and conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on from the nodes of the rhizome, probably fascicled, peduncle terete, c. 2.96" [7.4 cm] long, provided with small, tubular, to the top slightly widened and keeled, acute sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, subulate-acuminate, to the top keeled floral bracts and carrying violet, rather fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 13:71 J J Smith 1914 drawing fide