Bulbophyllum microcala P.F.Hunt 1970 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

TYPE Drawing of B microcharis by Schlechter

Part shadeHot Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Small Stem Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, filiform, branching, slender rhizome with .24 to .48" [.6 to 1.2 cm] between each, very small, ovoid to globose pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect or suberect, ovate, elliptic or ovate, apiculate, contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a single, erect, usually longer than the leaf, .24 to .3" [.6 to .75 cm] long, peduncle wiry, provided at the base with a few small peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, shortly acuminate, many times shorter than the slender, pedicellate ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Kew Bull. 24 93 P F Hunt 1970 drawing/photo fide