Bulbophyllum mayrii J.J.Sm. 1934 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

Collection Sheet

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Cool LATE Fall

Common Name Mayr's Bulbophyllum [Original Collector of the type 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate creeping rhizome giving rise to thin pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, when dried coriaceous, on either side sparsely black-finely punctate, apex narrowed, conduplicate, from above subacute, midrib above grooved, keeled below, channelled below into the acute petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall from the base of the pseudobulbs, much exceeding the leaves, peduncle thin, 12.6" to 15.2" [31.5 to 38 cm] long, provided with c. 5 small, tubular, to the top laxly placed peduncle-scales, rachis exceeding 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, flexuose, successively single, to 12 flowered inflorescence with alternate, distichous, erect-patent, incurved, narrowed-acuminate, concave, carinate, when dried prominently nerved, minutely puncticulate, tubular basally floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 66: 205J J Smith 1934 Drawing fide