Bulbophyllum pristis J.J.Sm. 1913 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

Photo by Andre Schuiteman

Common Name The Terrible Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea near Mt Arfak in montane forests on small trees at elevations around 1800 to 2250 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to making an acute angle to the rhizome, with .28 to .32" [.7 to .8 cm] between each, ovoid, when dried to the apex contracted pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, subacuminate, midrib dorsally prominent, conduplicate-channelled below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and again in the fall on an elongated, peduncle in cross-section elliptic, c. 10.4" [26 cm] long, provided with c. 4 small, tubular, to the top dilated, acuminate, keeled, soon disintegrating sheaths, rachis thicker than the peduncle, flexuose, to c. 4.8" [12 cm] over the bracts, the internodes on one side hollow, successively single, 26 flowered inflorescence with distichous, patent, clasping the rachis, conduplicate-triangular, acuminate, acute, concave, dorsally keeled, puncticulate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12:399 J J Smith 1913 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo fide;