Bulbophyllum globiceps Schltr. 1905 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation

Another Angle

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade Hot Cool Spring fall

Common Name The Globular Bulbophyllum [refers to the spherical inflorescence]

Flower Size tiny

Found in New Guinea on trees in lowland forests near rivers at elevations around 300 to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to close set, minute, gibberiformibus pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-spathulate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an arching, slender, 8 [20 cm] long, provided with a few, distant, acuminate bracts, to 25 flowered inflorescence with minute, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, shorter than the shortly pedicellate ovary floral bracts and holding the flowers in a tight umbel.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum globiceps var. boloboense Schltr. 1913;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing ?; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;