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Bulbophyllum densibulbum

Bulbophyllum densibulbum

Bulbophyllum densibulbum W.Kittr., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30 (1984, publ. 1985) 99 (nom. nov.)


  • Bulbophyllum cylindrocarpum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 16 (1919) 122 (non Frapp.)
    - Type: Kempf s.n. (border between German and English New Guinea, Waria area) (holo

Basionym: Bulbophyllum cylindrocarpum Schltr.

Epiphyte, 14-16 cm high. Rhizome short. Roots filiform, flexuose, slender, glabrous. Pseudobulbs crowded, very small, cylindrical; 1-leaved, 1.3-1.5 by 0.3 cm below the middle; base somewhat dilated. Leaf erect, narrowly ligulate, subobtuse, narrowed, coriaceous, including the petiole 11-14 by 1-1.3 cm near the middle; base gradually narrowed into the short, channelled, 1-1.5 cm long petiole. Inflorescences 1-flowered, solitary, from near the base of the pseudobulbs, erect; peduncle short, 0.8 cm long, with a few small peduncle-scales. Floral bracts tubular, apiculate, many times shorter than the long pedicellate ovary. Flower suberect. Median sepal lanceolate, subobtuse, glabrous, c. 1 cm long. Lateral sepals obliquely lanceolate-ligulate, subobtuse, glabrous, c. 1.2 cm long. Petals obliquely lanceolate-ligulate, subobtuse, to the apex minutely papillose, slightly curved, 1-nerved, 0.3 cm long. Lip fleshy narrowly tongue-shaped, subobtuse; based ovate-cordate; apex slightly sinuate; underneath high keeled. Column suberect, 0.3 cm long; stelidia obliquely subulate, the lower margins subdentate, medium size; column-foot incurved, 0.25 mm long. Ovary narrowly cylindrical, very long pedicellate, including the pedicel c. 3.7 cm long. Fruit narrowly cylindrical, with persistent withered perianth. (After Schlechter, 1919)

Not recorded.

Malesia (New Guinea).


  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Papulipetalum
  • Species Bulbophyllum densibulbum

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Bulbophyllum densibulbum

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