Bulbophyllum thrixspermoides J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Thrixspermum-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome entirely covered with soon disintegrating sheaths giving rise to elongate, with 1.08 to 1.64" [2.7 to 4.1 cm] between each cylindrical, to the apex slightly attenuate and laterally compressed, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, gradually acuminate, very acute, coriaceous, below very minutely dotted, midrib above grooved, below prominent, channelled and conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring from nodes of the rhizome, erect, filiform, c. 10" [25 cm] long, provided with c. 5 small, tubular, to the top laxly placed sheaths, rachis flexuose, to c. 4.4" [11 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with distichous, funnel-shaped, clasping the rachis, incurved, erect, strongly conduplicate-compressed, dorsally strongly curved and high keeled, the upper part parallel to the rachis, acute, minutely scurfy-punctate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11:132 J J Smith 1912 Drawing fide