Bulbophyllum majus (Ridl.) P.Royen 1979 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

Drawing by P Van Royen

Part shade Warm Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Large Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] long

Found in western New Guinea in lowland and montane forests forests at elevations of 750 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with an creeping rhizome with scattered sheaths with .2 to .48" [.5 to 1.2 cm] between each, glabrous, at a sharp angle to rhizome, narrowly ovoid-fusiform, narrowly winged pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, glabrous, spathulate-linear, acute, midrib prominent above but entire leaf V-shaped in cross section, midrib prominent below, several indistinct lateral nerves, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on a solitary, peduncle glabrous, slender, up to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, 3-winged, up to 2" [5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform-tubular, truncate, with glabrous, broadly obovate, truncate and apiculate, single nerved floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ischnopus var. majus Ridl. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Alp. Fl. New Guinea 2:213, fig. 77 1079 P Van Royen as B major drawing/photo fide

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