Bulbophyllum perexiguum

Bulbophyllum perexiguum Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9 (1916) 185

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

Stem slender, 8 cm long. Roots thin. Pseudobulbs adnate, the top minute solis free, up to 1.5 cm long. Leaf thin, lanceolate, acute, 2.5 by 0.4 cm; base somewhat narrowed; apex minutely cuspidate. Raceme 0.3 cm long, covered with lanceolate, acute sheaths. Floral bract lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary, 0.1 cm long. Flowers very small. Median sepal lanceolate, acute. Lateral sepals two times as long as the median one, flat, for one third connate, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, 0.35 cm long. Petals very small, ovate, triangular, acute, shorter than the column. Lip lanceolate, on either side acuminate, subacute, flat; base yellow; apex purple. Column short, shorter than the column-foot, white; stelidia linear, obtuse, erect, surpassing the large, conical anther. Pedicel and ovary very short. (After Ridley, 1916)

Colours: Flower yellow with red dots.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 759 m.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); see map 96-1401M.jpg.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.