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

Drawing by P Van Royen

Part sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Sack-Like Sepal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .152 [3.8 mm] long

Found in New Guinea on open ridges at elevations of 2145 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a shrub-like rhizome wnveloped by large, tubular, overlapping, acutely acuminate, keeled sheaths and giving rise to secund, two ranked, terete, adpressed to the rhizome,, adpressed side concave, truncate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, slightly recurved, narrowly lanceolate, acute, fleshy, c. 3-3.7 by 0.6-0.8 cm; base narrowed and conduplicate, obtusely angled; median channelled with the sides slightly convex; underneath convex; top part underneath minutely impressed punctate leaf that blooms in the spring on many, fascicled, peduncle .14" [.35 cm] long, entirely covered with small, clasping, membranous sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with the bract at the base tubular, obliquely infundibuliform-widened, acute-acuminate, keeled, membranous floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14 449, pl. 72, fig. 96 J J Smith 1929 drawing fide