Bulbophyllum nematopodum F. Muell. 1872 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

Photo by John Varigos

Common Name The Worm-Like Foot Bulbophyllum - In Australia Green Cowl Orchid

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia as a miniature sized, unifoliate, epiphytic or lithophytic species at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters in cloud forests on trees and rocks with dense clumps of crowded, flask shaped, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, fleshy, stalked, dark green leaf that blooms in the spring on a stout, basal, 2 3/4" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that holds the nodding flower amid the leaves.

Grow this species in a pot or basket with warm to cool temperatures, light shade and regular waterings.

Synonyms Papulipetalum nematopodum (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Phyllorchis nematopoda (Schltr.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Papulipetalum nematopodum photo fide; *New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen