Bulbophyllum myon J.J.Verm. 1990 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Photo by Gary Backhouse="orphotdir/bulbmyon.jpg"> TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm] .32" [.8 cm] in length

Found in Papua New Guinea in disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1800 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature plant to large sized in length, pendulous, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendent rhizome with .72 to 2.6" [1.8 to 6.5 cm] between each ovoid to somewhat cylindrical, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute to acuminate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and spring on a single, peduncle 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, with 3 bracts, .8 to 4" [2 to 10 cm] long overall, rachis pendulous, .28 to 2" [.7 to 5 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with creamy yellow sepals often with purple veins and an entirely purple apex, petals cream colored often with a purple vein, lip yellowish often suffused with purple,


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