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

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Twisted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .192" [4.8 mm] long

Found in western New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 1420 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to close together, very small, elliptic or subovoid, angular, obtuse, in front broadly concave pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, acute or subobtuse, thinly somewhat fleshy-coriaceous, upper side channelled with the sides convex, gradually narrowed base leaf that blooms in the spring filiform, sparsely furfuraceous-puncticulate, its apex obliquely thickened, .24 to .3" [.6 to .75 cm] long, provided at the base with small sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with obliquely funnel-shaped, keeled, as long as the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14 448, pl. 72, fig. 95 J J Smith 1929 drawing fide