Bulbophyllum inclinatum J.J.Sm. 1935 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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Plant and Flower Photo by Egon Krogsgaard


Common Name or Meaning The Inclined Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with creeping rhizome giving rise to very small, adnate to the rhizome, moniliform, obliquely depressed, suborbicular to subelliptic, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying a single, apcial, sessile, appressed to the substrate, ovate, obtuse, with a small, conical, acute, more or less recurved apicula, fleshy, base rounded; above on either side of the midrib channelled, convex; underneath concave, with a prominent, obtusely angled midrib, above rugulose-verrucose leaf that blooms in the late winter and fall on a, from the rhizome, short; .092" [ 2.3 mm] long peduncle with few small, short, tubular scales, single flowered inflorescence with an obliquely funnel-shaped, .4" [1 cm] long; apex obliquely truncate, acute floral bract.

Synonyms Hapalochilus inclinatus (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 18 J J Sm 1935 pg 57, pl. 12, fig. 36 drawing fide