Bulbophyllum pseudofilicaule J.J.Sm. 1935 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Plant and Flower

TYPE Drawings by J J Smith

Part shade Hot Winter Spring

Common Name False Thread-like inflorescence Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .152" [3.8 mm] long

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a branched at the base, further rarely branched rhizome entirely covered with tubular, subulate-apiculate, prominently veined sheaths, and giving rise to very small, with .2 to .44" [.5 to 1.1 cm] between each, largely adnate to the rhizome, subterete, underneath flattened, attenuate towards the base pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical patent, lanceolate or subovate-oblong, thick fleshy, on either side sparsely punctate, top mostly very shortly acutely acuminate, very shortly contracted below into a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on many from the nodes of the rhizome, short, fascicled, peduncle .68" [.17 cm]long, with few small membranous scales, single flowered inflorescence with appressed to the median sepal, acute, concave, membranous, clasping the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 18:64 Pl 13 fig 43 J J Smith 1935 drawing fide