Bulbophyllum quadrangulare J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Lip Detail

Photos by Art Vogel

Part sun Hot Warm FallWinter

Common Name The 4 Sided Bulbophyllum [refers to the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in primary forests on trees at elevations around 300 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a long creeping rhizome giving rise to conical, 1.2" [3 cm] between each obliquely erect, quadrangular, longitudinally grooved, pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, coriaceous, midrib above grooved, shortly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to pendant, to 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo ok; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen