Bulbophyllum singuliflorum

Bulbophyllum singuliflorum W.Kittr., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30 (1984, publ. 1985) 100 (nom.nov.)

Basionym: Bulbophyllum nemorosum

Epiphyte, very small, erect, 3-6 cm high. Rhizome stem-like. Roots filiform, flexuose, glabrous. Pseudobulbs close together, cylindrical, 0.25-0.35 cm long; 1-leaved. Leaf erect or erect-patent, linear-ligulate, apiculate, 1.3-2.3 by almost 0.2-0.35 cm in the middle; base gradually somewhat narrowed. Inflorescences 1-flowered, very short, with a few small peduncle-scales. Floral bracts distinctly shorter than the ovary. Flower very small, glabrous. Sepals oblong, obtuse, glabrous, 0.23 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique, apiculate, in lower fourth connate. Petals obliquely ligulate, subobtuse, almost 3 times shorter than the sepals. Lip oblong, broadly obtuse, somewhat fleshy, glabrous, 0.1 cm long. Column short, rather thick; stelidia falcate, apiculate; column-foot short. Ovary shortly pedicellate, glabrous, including the pedicel 0.4 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1913)

Colours: Flower pale yellow.

Habitat: Epiphyte in forest; 1200-2400 m.

Flowering time in the wild: June, November.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea; see map 96-1715M.jpg.