Bulbophyllum univenum J.J.Verm.1993 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889


Photos by Art Vogel

Part Shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Single Veined Bulbophyllum [refers to the petals]

Flower Size

Found in Sulawesi in primary forests in bamboo thickets and shrubs at elevations around 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing, long creeping terrestrial or straggling epiphyte with .8 to 2.2 [2 to 5.5 cm] between each cylindrical, slightly widening towards the base, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to obovate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the .5 to .8 [1.2 to 2 cm] long, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a erect becoming nodding, dense, racemose, 12.8 to 16.4 [32 to 41 cm] long, 24 to 35 flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.

This species is rather similar to B. wrayii from Java. This species differs in having ovoid pseudobulbs, much shorter keels on the lip and longer stelidia.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *BLUMEA 38 (1993) 145-155 J J Vermeulen 1993 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing fide/photo good;