Bulbophyllum laxum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Uncifera Schlechter 1912

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Plant and Flower

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Full Shade HotWarm spring Summer

Common Name The Lax Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane primary forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .32" to 4" [.8 to 10 cm] between each, ovoid to ellipsoid, hardly flattened pseduobulbs carrying a single, ovate to elliptic, obtuse to acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, usuallu single, rarely a few together, .6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic, tip acute to subacute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum trichopus Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing so-so; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B trichopus drawing so-so; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing good;