Miniature Moss-orchid, Hoop Pine Orchid  |  

Bulbophyllum globuliforme

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Bulbophyllum globuliforme, Family Orchidaceae, also known as Miniature Moss-orchid, is a tiny rhizomatous orchid that grows on the bark of trees, forming a dense mat. It produces green, globular, bulb-like stems 1–2 mm in diameter. Leaves are narrow-triangular, 1–2 mm long, 0.2–0.3 mm wide, papery and concave. The inflorescence is 1–1.5 cm long, bearing one flower. The sepals and petals are white to pale yellow. Miniature Moss-orchid flowers from September to November. This species is also known as Oncophyllum globuliforme.

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  • Australian Government, Listing Advices, Bulbophyllum globuliforme

    Threats Known Threats to this species include destruction of habitat by clearing disturbance of habitat by timber harvesting inappropriate fire regimes and disturbance of habitat by weeds (Lantana (Lantana camara)) (ANRA; 2002).