Bulbophyllum alticola Schltr. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Side View of Flower Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name The High Elevation Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.65" [4.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2400 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short, creeping rhizome giving rose to ovoid, not angular, smooth or shallowly longitudinal grooved, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, glabrous, lanceolate-ligulate, subacute, narrowing below intothe subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a basal, erect to suberect, filiform, single flowered, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long inflorescence with elliptic, apiculate, clasping, much shorter than the pedicellate ovary floral braccts and carrying an erect to suberect flower.

Synonyms Hapalochilus alticola (Schltr.) Garay & W. Kittr 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/1985 fide