Bulbophyllum scopa J.J.Verm. 1990 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Flower Closeup

Photos by P Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Branched Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] .6" [1.5 cm] in length

Found in New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a patent rhizome with .12 to .6" [.3 to 1.5 cm] between each ovoid, moderately flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a single, peduncle 1 to 3.6" [2.5 to 9 cm] long, with 3 to 4 bracts, 1.8 to 6.8" [4.5 to 17 cm] long overall, rachis arching more or less pendulous, 1.8 to 6.8" [2 to 8 cm] long, simultaneously many, 20 to 75 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with pale greenish, cream colored or white sepals, the petals, column and lip are white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;