Bulbophyllum semiindutum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cool Winter Spring Summer

Common Name The Sawiat Bubophyllum [An area of western Papua]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] forest at elevations around 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, creeping rhizome enveloped by not persistent sheaths and giving rise to obliquely erect, .2 to .32" [.5 to .8 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a patent peduncle, .12 to .16" [.3 to .4 cm] long, .4" [1 cm] long overall, provided with 2 bracts, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a wide open flower with : dull pale yellowish sepals with dark red veins pale yellow petals with a blackish red tip and a lip that is whitish around the ligament, purplish red up to approx. half-way its length and the top part orange.

"Most similar to B. valeryi J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne, which differs in having ovate, acute petals and two large teeth at the base of the stigma. B. caecum J.J. Sm., and B. pisibulbum J.J. Sm., are also similar, but differ in having narrower sepals (index larger than 2) and longer pedicels (pedicel and ovary .48" [12 mm] or longer)." J J Vermeulen & O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:134 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide