Bulbophyllum rubipetalum P.Royen 1979 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Little Wrinkles Bubophyllum [refers to the LIP]

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm] wide

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizomee with rather large, soon disintegrating bracts and giving rise to close together, arranged in rows, ascending, when dried strongly subquinquangular with the sides hollow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-linear, frequently more or less falcate, narrowed to the apex, acute, margins base when dried revolute, midrib dorsally prominent, papery to thinly coriaceous leaf that blooms in the winter on fascicled, peduncle thin, .26" [.65 cm] single flowered inflorescence with narrowly tubular-funnel-shaped, keeled, laterally compressed-apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a green flower with violet dots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 18:62, pl. 13, fig. 41J J Smith 1935 drawing fide;