Bulbophyllum culex

Bulbophyllum culex Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9 (1916) 179

Type: Kloss s.n. (Camp 3, 2500 ft.) (holo BM)

Rhizome long creeping, slender. Pseudobulbs 3-4 cm apart, erect, conical, 0.2 cm long. Leaf lanceolate, obtuse, 1 by 1.5 cm; base narrowed. Inflorescence very slender, filiform, 3 cm long. Floral bract minute, tubular, urn-shaped, 0.5 cm long. Median sepal lanceolate, linear, 0.4 cm long. Lateral sepals as long as the median one, to the base dilated, gibbose, lanceolate, linear, glabrous, 0.1 cm wide. Petals almost as long as the sepals, lanceolate; apex long filiform. Lip equally long as sepals and petals, very narrowly linear, obtuse, fleshy, with long white hairs. Column very small, purple; column-foot long. Pedicel and ovary 0.1 cm long. (After Ridley, 1916)

Colours: Sepals straw-yellow; lip crimson (when dried violet).

Habitat: Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 759 m.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); see map 96-439M.jpg.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.