Bulbophyllum alveatum J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flower

Photos by Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Full shadeCoolFall Winter

Common Name The Hollowed Out Bulbophyllum [refers to the concave basal part of the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, 5.6" to 10.4" [14 to 26 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to B ankylochele , B rhodoleucum, B peltopus and B brassii.

Synonyms Peltopus alveatus (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg.2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide;