Bulbophyllum mulderae J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913>

Photo by Andre Schuiteman

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name Mulder's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Woman - Mrs. Mulder-Roelfsema current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm] .48" [1.2cm] in length

Found in New Guinea in disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature plant to medium sized in length, cool growing epiphyte with a pendent rhizome with .2 to .72" [.5 to 1.8 cm] between each cylindrical, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic to orbicular, finely acuminate apically, often tinged with purple, abaxially glaucous, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a single, peduncle .12 to .2" [.3 to .5 cm] long, with 2 bracts, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long overall, rachis very short, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;