Bulbophyllum idenburgense J.J.Sm. 1929 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Idenburg's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome provided with tubular, membranous sheaths and giving rise to probably quadrangular, .08 to .15" [.2 to .4 cm] apart, ovoid or more elongated pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, subobtuse and shortly apiculate or subacute, apex minutely serrulate, rigid, thinly coriaceous, midrib above grooved when dried, underneath prominent, base shortly contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring from the rhizome, much longer than the leaves, peduncle thin, c. 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, provided at the base with a few small, tubular scales, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, apex extended, acute, keeled, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14:451, pl. 73, fig. 98 J J Smith 1929 drawing fide