Bulbophyllum macilentum J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913

Photo by Ed de Vogel

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Thin Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in eastern New Guinea in primary forests and shrubby secondary open forests at elevations around 1600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with .4 to 1.54" [1 to 3.8cm] between each ovoid to cylindrical, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a single, peduncle .28 to .6" [.7 to 1.5 cm] long, with 3 bracts, .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long overall, rachis erect, .52 to 2.12" [1.3 to 5.3 cm] long, simultaneously 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with white or pale yellowish tepals and a yellow lip .

Synonyms Pelma macilentum (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;