Bulbophyllum pseudoserrulatum J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Hot LATESpring

Common NameThe False Toothed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .268" [.67 cm] long

Found in New Guinea in lowland forest at elevations of 30 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendulous, apex curved upwards, thin rhizome giving rise to spirally arranged, .12 to .2" [.3 to .5 cm] apart, making an acute angle with the rhizome, subconical-cylindrical, adnate to the rhizome, strongly oblique, longitudinally ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute, convex, somewhat fleshy, base narrowed, above on either side of the midrib grooved, convex, dorsally obtusely angled leaf and blooms in the spring on many, from the nodes of the rhizome, very short, ; peduncle .12 to .132" [.3 to .33 cm] long, entirely covered by small membranous sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with acuminate, concave, membranous, furfuraceous-punctate, clasping the much smaller ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914;