Bulbophyllum bigibbum Schltr. 1923 SECTION Uncifera Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Two Humped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .04" [1 mm] wide - .16" [4 mm] long

Found in New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 1000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized each growth, small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendulous rhizome with .2 to .8" {.5 to 2 cm] between each ovoid, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on many, penduncle .08" [.2 cm] long, with 3 bracts, .4" [1 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute apically floral bracts and carrying widely opening pinkish red flowers with darker red veins.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;