Bulbophyllum mamberamense J.J.Sm. 1915 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot Winter Spring

Common Name The Mamberamo River Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations up to 400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping, branched rhizome giving rise to elongated, 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] between each ovoid, obtuse, irregularly many ribbed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, obtuse, upper side on either side of the midrib grooved, underneath obtuse prominent convex, margins recurved, fleshy-coriaceous, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring from the base of the pseudobulbs, peduncle terete, .072" [.18 cm] long, rachis c. 1.2" [3 cm] or more long, successively single, many-flowered inflorescence with close together, distichous, imbricate, erect, incurved base tubular, in front breaking open, conduplicate-triangular, acute, strongly keeled floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Meded. Rijks-Herb. 23: 15 J J Smith 1915 Drawing fide