Bulbophyllum perforans J.J.Sm. 1935 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Perforated Bubophyllum [refers to the rhizome perforating the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size .84" [2.1 cm] long

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, pendulous, branched, fasciculate rhizome with .18 to .4" [.45 to 1 cm] between each apex free, appressed to the rhizome, hardly swollen, underneath concave pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, obtuse, obtuse, apiculate, midrib dorsally prominent, when dried thinly coriaceous, gradually narrowed and conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring from the nodes of the rhizome, fascicled, short, peduncle .24" [.6 cm] long, with few small, proximally tubular scales, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying light yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 18:61, pl. 13, fig. 40 J J Smith 1935 drawing fide ;