Bulbophyllum purpurellum Ridl. 1916 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by Ridley

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Purple Bubophyllum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 750 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with many slender, flaccid, pedulous stems giving rise to adnate to the stem, hardly free apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic, thinly coriaceous, subacute, minutely mucronulate leaf that blooms on a fascicled, arising from a thin sheath, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9:185 Ridley 1916 drawing fide ;