Bulbophyllum trinervium J.J.Sm. 1935 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shadeHot Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Three Nerved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] long

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, creeping, filiform, branching rhizome with much shorter than the internodes sheaths with .24 to .76" [.6 to 1.9 cm] between each, making an acute angle with the rhizome, slightly curved, obliquely ovoid, 6-angled with concave sides, obtuse pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, recurved, small, elliptic or more or less ovate, obtuse, mucronate, especially to the apex cellular-finely ciliate, 3-nerved (in larger leaves with 2 thin additional secundary nerves), convex with a longitudinal groove, very shortly contracted base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a single, surpassing the leaf, peduncle thin, .26" [.65 cm] long, provided at the base with few small, tubular scales, single flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform-tubular, truncate, with a subulate apicule floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Nova Guinea 18:58, pl. 12, fig. 37 J J Smith 1935 drawing/photo fide