Bulbophyllum trivenosum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuelen and Lankesteriana 20(3):317, fig. 11 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Three Veined Bubophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in rainforest at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, arising from the basal nodes of the rhizome initially covered thin, soon withering rhizome scales with .04 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] between each distinct, ovoid, somewhat angular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, apex obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in spring on single or a few together, peduncle c. .76" [1.9 cm] long, provided with 2 scales, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow and purple flowers.

" Most similar to Bulbophyllum ischnopus Schltr. and B. melinanthum Schltr., differs from both by its 3-veined petals; in addition, it differs from the first by the shorter and thicker papillae on the abaxial surface of its lip, from the second by its oblong (versus ovate) petals." J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 20(3):317, fig. 11 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 drawing fide;