Bulbophyllum distichobulbum P.J.Cribb 1995 SECTION Schistopetalum Schlechter 1913

Photo/Drawing by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Distichous Bulbed Bulbophyllum [refers to the pseudobulbs being diagonally arranged]

Flower Size

Found in Tutuila, Samoa and Niue in ridge forests on tree trunks at elevations of 130 to 270 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short, ascending rhizome giving rise to distichously arranged, proximate, subspherical, angular pseudobulbs carrying coriaceous, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, obtuse to subacute leaf that blooms on a basal, erect, much longer than the leaf, glabrous, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with sheathing, acute to acuminate, floral bracts and carrying a yellow flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo fide; Lankestriana 11(2): 99-177 Whistler & Cribb 2011 Photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:152 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008