Bulbophyllum imbricans J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Overlapping Bulbophyllum [refers to the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size very small

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendulous, scarcely branched rhizome giving rise to close together, in two rows, imbricate, in front and back strongly concave, base obliquely adnate to the rhizome free part tightly appressed to the rhizome, oblong, clearly quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, curved, oblong, more or less ovate, very shortly apiculate-acuminate, fleshy, above on either side of the longitudinal groove convex, very shortly contracted into the base leaf that blooms in the from the nodes of the rhizome, fascicled, peduncle .8" [.2 cm] long, entirely covered with small, tubular, acuminate sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with very small, subulate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11:278 J J Smith 1912 drawing fide