Bulbophyllum naviculiforme P.O'Byrne & P.T.Ong 2014 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

TYPE Photos by P T Ong

Common Name The Boat-Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in fairly exposed montane forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .18" [4.5 mm] between each ovoid, purple in youth, green in maturity pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, green above, purple with a green midvein becoming green with age below, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a pendulous, peduncle to .4" [1 cm] long, provided with 2 scales, rachis to .28" [7 mm] long, loosely 6 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 13 P.O'Byrne & P.T.Ong 2014 photo/drawing fide;