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Bulbophyllum globuliforme

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name=Green bead orchid
image=Bulbophyllum globuliforme.jpg
synonyms=Oncophyllum globuliforme (Nicholls) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Bulbophyllum globuliforme, commonly known as the green bead orchid, miniature moss-orchid or hoop pine orchid, is a species of epiphytic orchid with tiny spherical pseudobulbs, scale-like leaves and small cream-coloured flowers with a yellow labellum. It grows on the scaly bark of hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii), mostly on the McPherson Range on the New South Wales/Queensland border in eastern Australia. Because of its small size it is often dismissed as moss.


Bulbophyllum globuliforme is an epiphytic herb with pale green, more or less spherical pseudobulbs that are in diameter. Each pseudobulb has a single papery, scale-like leaf long. A single cream-coloured flower about long and wide is borne on a thread-like flowering stem long. The sepals and petals spread widely, the sepals about long and wide, the petals about long and wide. Flowering occurs from September to November and from May to August.

Taxonomy and naming

Bulbophyllum globuliforme was first formally described in 1938 by William Nicholls in the Orchidologia Zeylanica.

Distribution and habitat

The green bead orchid grows on the scaly bark of hoop pine in rainforest, mainly on the McPherson Range in eastern Australia.


This orchid species is listed as "vulnerable" under the Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. In Queensland it is classed as "rare" under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.
Category:Endemic orchids of Australia
Category:Epiphytic orchids
Category:Orchids of New South Wales
Category:Orchids of Queensland
Category:Rare flora of Australia
Category:Plants described in 1938

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