Bulbophyllum muricatum J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Monosepalum [Schlechter] J J Sm. 1916

Lip Detail with 3 terete, 2 apically balled, 1 blunt, lobed petals

Leaves and flowers in situ New Guinea

Photos by Lisa Li

Flowers in situ

Photo by Paul Noben

Another in situ Orchid

Photo by Ch'ien C Lee and The Wild Borneo Website

Part shade ColdSpring EARLIERFall

Common Name The Point Covered Bulbophyllum [refers to the warty appendages on the inflorescence, pedicel and flower]

Flower Size to 3.4" [to 8.5 cm] long

Found in Papua New Guinea in upper montane scrub and subalpine grasslands at elevations of 1900 to 3250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with purple to green, well spaced, narrowly ovoid-cylindric to ovoid, sometimes curved, erect pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, green above, shiny purple beneath, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, rounded to obtuse, sometimes apiculate, midribbed, grooved above, prominent beneath, 4 to 5 laterally nerved, slightly revolute margined leaf that blooms in the spring through earlier fall on a basal, erect, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, subdensely reddish to brown papillate-warty with numerous, claviform, pendulous appendages on the internodes, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, basal, glabrous, tubular bracts and 2 to 3, similar bracts higer up.

Synonyms Monosepalum muricatum (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Monosepalum muricatum; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Monosepalum muricatum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Monosepalum muricatum; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;