Bulbophyllum teretilabre J.J.Sm. 1913 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Thin Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongated, creeping, terete, rhizome initially covered with tubular, soon disintegrating sheaths giving rise to narrow, with 2.6 to 3" [6.5 to 7.5 cm] between each, attenuate apically, in cross-section subelliptic, in front obliquely single channelled, minutely dotted pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate-lanceolate, to the apex gradually acuminate, acute, coriaceous-papery, midrib above grooved, underneath thinly prominently; underneath minutely puncticulate, rounded and abruptly narrowing into the conduplicate-channelled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter from the base of the pseudobulbs, minutely puncticulate, terete, peduncle c. 4.3" [8.5 cm] long, provided with c. 4 small, tubular, keeled sheaths, rachis slightly flexuose, c. 3.6" [9 cm] long or more, successively single, very laxly several flowered inflorescence with distichous, tubular, keeled, puncticulate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12:399 J J Smith 1913 Drawing fide