Bulbophyllum irianae de Vogel, Suhartawan, Hoogend. & Heatubun 2018 SECTION Hoplandra Verm 2008 Photo by Daawia Suhartawan

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Eline Hoogendijk

Part shade HotSummer

Common Name Iriana's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm] long

Found in Papua New Guinea in slightly disturbed rain forest c. 45 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with not persistent sheaths giving rise to ascending, .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] between each, hardly narrowing to the top, dorsoventrally flattened, finely irregularly longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thick coriaceous, blade elliptic, with rounded apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on peduncle c. 7.7 cm long; provided with 3, tubular, the upper one with a long acuminate top peduncle scales, rachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6, 5:3, fig. de Vogel, Suhartawan, Hoogend. & Heatubun E-published 5-X-2018 drawing/photo fide