Bulbophyllum pseudotrias J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flower

Lip detail

Photos by P Jongejan and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part hade Cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The False Trias Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers appearing to be in the SECTION Trias [Lindl.] J J Verm. 2014]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations aorund 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid, 1.12 to 3" [2.7 to 7.5 cm] between each, somewhat flattened to not pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, acute leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, cuspidate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"The flowers are somewhat reminiscent of those of a mainly continental Asian group of Bulbophyllinae, generally included in the SECTION Trias [Lindl.] J J Verm. 2014; hence the name." J J Vemeulen 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41 359, fig. 10 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide