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

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name Lam's Bulbophyllum [Original Collector of the species 1900's]

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 10 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a branched rhizome giving rise to obliquely quadrangular, .32 to .36" [.8 to .9 cm] between each, in the basal part adnate to the rhizome, apex slightly recurved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, sometimes obtuse, fleshy-coriaceous, frequently apiculate above on either side of the midrib above grooved, underneath obtuse prominent convex, underneath concave, acute margin, apex very minutely crenulate, sulcate-weakly contracted into the a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter from the nodes of the rhizome, fascicled, short, .12" [.3 cm] long, base provided with a few small, tubular, acuminate membranous peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform-tubular, acuminate, apiculate, membranous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14:458, pl. 74, fig. 105 (not 104 as indicated) J J Smoth 1929 drawing fide ;