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

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot EARLYSpring

Common Name The Saw-Like Leaved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm] long

Found in western New Guinea in riverine lowland forests at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping, very short rhizome giving rise to close together, making an acute angle with the rhizome, oblong-ovoid, obtuse pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, frequently falcate, obtuse, apiculate, median obtusely angled, channelled, above flat, apex papillose-subserrulate, gradually narrowed and conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the early spring from the base of the pseudobulbs peduncle filiform, c. .454 to .64" [1.35 to 1.6 cm] long, provided at the base with a few small, tubular sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with almost funnel-shaped, obliquely truncate, apiculate, entirely enclosing the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14 446, pl. 72, fig. 93 J J Smith 1929 drawing fide