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

Flower Closeup

Photos by Linda & Mikael Karlbom, Sweden

Fragrance Part shade coolWinter SpringSummer

Common Name The Hooked Claw Bulbophyllum [refers to the upwards pointing knob on the column foot]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations of 1700 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with cylindrical, slightly to not compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a basal, horizontal, thin, 5.6 to 8" [14 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4, tubular, 0tip acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a scented flower reminiscent of faint sweet fungus.

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

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo fide;