Bulbophyllum trigonidioides J.J.Sm. 1935 SECTION Schistopetalum Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Jeffery Champion/TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Full Shade Hot Fall Winter

Common Name The Triangular?-Like Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .84" [2.1 cm] long x .36" [.85 cm] wide

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forest at elevations around 60 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .16 to .36" [.4 to .9 cm] between each making an acute angle with the rhizome, obliquely ovoid, when dried quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, obovate to oblong-obovate, margins revolute, sometime violet beneath, midrib above grooved, below prominent, apex frequently somewhat contracted, obtuse or broadly obtuse, sometimes minutely apiculate, cuneate-narrowed and conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a terete peduncle, part present in sample .22" [.55 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a obliquely funnel-shaped, triangular-acuminate, acute, keeled, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying orange flowers with red or red-brown markings.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 18 59, pl. 12, fig. 38 J J Smith 1935