Bulbophyllum phormion J.J.Verm. 1992 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm] .32" [.8 cm] in length

Found in New Guinea in primary and secondary forests at elevations around 2200 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature plant to just small sized in flower, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .2 to 1.28" [.5 to 3.2 cm] between each ovoid to somewhat discoid, often stained with purplenot to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse to acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and spring on a single, peduncle .68 to 3.62" [1.7 to 9.5 cm] long, with 3 to 5 bracts, .8 to 6.8" [2 to 17 cm] long overall, rachis erect to arching, .12 to 2.4" [.3 to 6 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with yellowish to creamy white tepals often suffused with pink or purple or entirely purple and a yellowish to white lip that sometimes has a basal purple blotch or an entirely dark purple lip.


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