Bulbophyllum triclavigerum J.J.Sm.1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Plant and Flower

Photos by E F de Vogel

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Three Clubbed Bulbophyllum [refers to the swelling at the apex of the sepals]

Flower Size .251" [6.3 mm] long

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongated, pendulous rhizome giving rise to spirally arranged, appressed to the rhizome, obliquely oblong-cylindrical, soon with many small longitudinal ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical ovate, thick fleshy, rigid, base rounded, brown-red, apex pointed, rectangularly subobtuse, underneath flat, shortly and abruptly narrowly conduplicate-contracted, above convex with a thin longitudinal groove base leaf that blooms in the fall from the nodes of the rhizome; peduncle very short, .12" [.3 cm] long, with a few large, tubular, thinly membranous sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with much longer than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12:402 J J Smith 1913 drawing fide