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

Photo by Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] .6" [1.5 cm] in length

Found in New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 1500 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature plant to small sized in flower, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a patent to more or less pendulous rhizome with .24 to 8" {.6 to 2 cm] between each ovoid, moderately flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, often suffused with purple, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and spring, on a single, peduncle 1 to 3" [2.5 to 7.5 cm] long, with 3 to 4 bracts, 4.4 to 12" [11 to 30 cm] long overall, rachis arching more or less pendulous, 3.6 to 9.6" [9 to 24 cm] long, simultaneously many, 20 to 75 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with pale greenish, cream colored or white sepals, the petals, column and lip are white.


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