Bulbophyllum myodes J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo by JT M Reeves and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Mouse-Like Bulbophyllum [refers to the furry ovary]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary and secondary forest at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial or understory epiphyte with 4.42 to 7.2" [11.5 to 18 cm] between each more or less cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a patent, peduncle to 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, 6 bracted, 2.4 to 4.8" [6 to 12 cm] long overall, 1 to 2 flowered, subumbellate inflorescence with an ovate, acute, much longer than teh ovary, actually toucing the flower floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum myodes differs from B. guttatum Schltr. in having a much shorter pedicel-with-ovary (with the floral bract reaching the flower), a distinctly papillose ovary and long, club-shaped hairs on the lip."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide