Bulbophyllum pisibulbum J.J.Sm. 1914 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith/plant drawing by Darmosoediro

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name The ?Pseudobulb Bubophyllum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a short, branched rhizome with close set, making an acute angle with the rhizome, obliquely elliptic or more or less ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, obtuse, convex, rigidly fleshy, apex obtusely angled, especially here cellular-crenulate, upper side obtusely angled, concave; underneath convex, contracted below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, solitary, peduncle filiform, c. 1 to 1.08" [2.5 to 2.7 cm] long, provided at the base with a few small, tubular peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence with tubular-funnel-shaped, apex obliquely apiculate, keeled, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellowish brown sepals with close-set violet stripes.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 13:68 J J Smith 1914 drawing fide ;