Bulbophyllum microbulbon Schltr. 1905 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shadeHot EARLYWinter

Common Name The Very Small Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Bismark Archipelago on trees along creeks in range forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome govong rise to close-set, very small, narrowly ovoid, narrowed to the apex pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, erect, sublinear, to the apex somewhat widened, shortly acuminate, rather thick, glabrous leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, filiform, glabrous, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, many times shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

The flowers are pale yellow with a dark violet lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide