Bulbophyllum quadrisubulatum J.J.Sm. 1929 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot EARLYspring

Common Name The Four Awl Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forest as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to lose together, pressed down, more or less compressed, very small, subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to lanceolate, acuminate-acute, fleshy, upper side with a narrow longitudinal channel, on either side of this slightly convex, underneath obtusely angled, convex, very shortly contracted base leaf that blooms in the early spring on a fascicled, erect, peduncle thin, c. 3.9" [9.75 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with obliquely tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bacts and carrying reversed, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14 445, pl. 71, fig. 91 J J Smith 1929 drawing fide