Bulbophyllum pseudoserrulatum

Bulbophyllum pseudoserrulatum J.J.Sm., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11 (1912) 279

Type: Gjellerup 386 (not BO; in L: with nr. 255)

Rhizome pendulous, apex curved upwards, thin; sheathing. Roots appressed. Pseudobulbs spirally arranged, 0.3-0.5 cm apart, making an acute angle with the rhizome, subconical-cylindrical, 0.6-1 by 0.2-0.25 cm; base long adnate to the rhizome, strongly oblique, longitudinally ribbed, 0.2-0.3 cm; 1-leaved. Leaf narrowly lanceolate, acute, convex, somewhat fleshy, c. 1.75-2.7 by 0.33-0.47 cm; base narrowed; above on either side of the midrib grooved, convex; dorsally obtusely angled. Inflorescences many, from the nodes of the rhizome, very short, 1-flowered; peduncle 0.3-0.33 cm long; entirely covered by small membranous sheaths. Floral bract clasping the much smaller ovary, acuminate, concave, membranous, furfuraceous-punctate, 0.33 cm long. Flower 0.67 cm long. Median sepal porrect, making an acute angle with the lateral sepals, lanceolate, gradually subulate-acuminate, conical-acute, concave, 3-nerved, 0.7 by 0.18 cm. Lateral sepals forming with the column-foot a very short, rounded mentum, 3-nerved; facing margins cohering over the full length; synsepal at the base subovate, lanceolate-triangular with the apex thickened, concave 0.65 by 0.28 cm. Petals very small, appressed to the column, subobliquely oblong, pointed or slightly acuminate, 1-nerved, 0.23 by 0.07 cm. Lip erect, somewhat beyond the middle recurved, weakly 3-lobed, 3-nerved, when not flattened 0.16 cm long; when flattened in outline subrhombic, 0.18 by 0.14 cm; base with 2 small, very short, close-set keels; median part fleshy; lateral lobes erect, rounded, ciliate; mid-lobe triangular, obtuse, in the basal part finely ciliate, above papillose-serrulate, 0.07 cm long. Column 0.08-0.1 cm long; stigma deeply concave, with porrect rostellum which exceeds the stelidia? auricles; stelidia triangular, exceeding the subulate incurved filament; column-foot making an obtuse angle with the ovary, porrect, slightly curved, 0.16 cm long. Anther cucullate; apex truncate; connective swollen. Ovary 6-grooved, furfuraceous-punctate, 0.1 cm long. (After Smith, 1913)

Colours: Flower orange-yellow.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lowland forest; 30-300 m.

Flowering time in the wild: January, December.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); see map 96-1482M.jpg.

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte.