Bulbophyllum thrixspermiflorum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

TYPE Drawing by © J J Smith

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Thrixspermum-Like Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 40 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping, branched, terete rhizome with tubular sheaths that are shorter than the internodes giving rise to narrowly conical, with .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] between each pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, acute, midrib grooved above, keeled below; petiole conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall from near the base of the pseudobulb, erect, elongate, longer than the leaves, peduncle thin, terete, 8.8 to 13.6" [22 to 34 cm] long, provided with several tubular sheaths, rachis flexuose, to c. 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively, single many flowered inflorescence with alternate in two rows, obliquely erect, amplexicaul, obliquely cyathiform, long acuminate, acute, conspicuously keeled floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 19:9 J J Smith 1908 Drawing fide