Bulbophyllum hirudiniferum J.J.Verm. 1982 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeullen

Common Name The Swallow? Carrying Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, rarely branched rhizome with 1.2" [3 cm] between each ovoid, sharply quadrangular pseudobulb carrying a single, lmost sessile, oblong, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epicranthes hirudinifera (J.J.Verm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;