Bulbophyllum korimense J.J.Sm. 1929 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Photo by E F de Vogel

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part sun Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Korim? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm] long

Found on Schouten Island New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in lowland forests as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elongated, branched, probably pendulous with ascending tips, entirely covered with tubular sheaths and giving rise to cappressed to the rhizome, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] apart, oblong, in front concave, in rehydrated herbarium material many-ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, obtuse, slightly retuse, ; blade concave, dorsally convex, thick fleshy, rigid, when flattened, shortly contracted and conduplicate based leaf that blooms in the spring from the nodes of the rhizome, fascicled, peduncle thin, .1 to .14" [.25 to 0.35 cm] long, entirely covered with small membranous basal sheaths, single flowered infloresacence with conspicuous, base tubular, triangular acute-apiculate, laterally compressed, strongly concave, surpassing the ovary in length floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14:75 J J Smith 1929 drawing fide