Bulbophyllum vexillarium Ridl. 1916 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

Drawing by P van Royen

Part shadeWarm Cold

Common Name The Flag Carrying Bulbophyllum [refers to the positioning of the flower in relation to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .192" [4.8 mm] long

Found in western New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 750 to 3350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a slender rhizome giving rise to close together, cylindrical pseudobulbs covered with ascending pale sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, apex shortly narrowed, obtuse, shortly narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on a filiform, provided with tubular, top lanceolate, acute sheath, 2.8 to 3" [7 to 7.5 cm] long, single-flowered inflorescence with shortly poculiformis, with a subulate tooth, as long as the subsessile ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9: 183 Ridley 1916 drawing fide