Bulbophyllum intonsum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Hot

Common Name The Unshaven Bulbophyllum [refers to the hairy lip]

Flower Size .26" [9 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in seasonally inundated forests at elevations around 50 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm] between each porrect, distant, cylindrical-obovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute, sessile base leaf that blooms on a porrect, 2 bracted, 1" [ 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum intonsum is most similar to Bulbophyllum sawiense J. J. Sm., but differs in having longer and narrower sepals (dorsal sepal ca .2 x .08" [5 x 2 mm] in B. sawiense), and in having a longer lip (ca .1" [2.5 mm] long in B. sawiense)."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide