Bulbophyllum globuliforme Nicholls APNI*
Synonyms: Oncophyllum globuliforme (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*
Description: Epiphyte, rhizomes prostrate, forming a dense mat; pseudobulbs 1.5–3 mm apart, ovoid to globose, 1–2 mm diam., smooth.
Leaves narrow-triangular, 0.1–0.2 cm long, 0.2–0.3 mm wide, papery, concave.
Inflorescence (axis plus pedicel) 1.0–1.5 cm long, 1-flowered. Ovary minutely tuberculate. Sepals white to pale yellow or rarely suffused with crimson; dorsal sepal c. 3 mm long, ovate; lateral sepals c. 3 mm long, triangular. Lateral petals slightly shorter than sepals, white to pale yellow. Labellum yellow.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rainforest trees, particularly Araucaria cunninghamii; restricted to the McPherson Range, usually from 300 to 600 m alt.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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