Bulbophyllum ankylodon J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Saurocephalum J J Verm 2014

Side View of Flower

Photos by Jeffery Champion

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuelen and Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:74 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008

Part shade Warm Cool Winter Summer

Common Name The ? Bubophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in mossy montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping or shortly straggling rhizome with not persistent rhizome scales with 1.2" [3 cm] between each distant, ovoid, distinctly but obtusely 3-angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and summer on a patent, peduncle 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, provided with a basal bract and another above, rachis 2.32 to 4.6" [5.8 to 11.5 cm] long, densely mottled pinkish purple, thickened, cylindrical, 3 to 6.2" [7.5 to 15.5 cm] long overall, rather dense, many open simultaneously, 30 to 50 flowered inflorescence with acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non resupinate, spirally arranged in 4 rows, not fully opening, flowers with yellowish sepals and petals with the veins and margins purplish red, an orange yellow lip, with the adaxial surface stained with purplish redand a yellow column.

" Bulbophyllum ankylodon differs from B. pubiflorum by having the flowers in 4 (not 5) rows around the rhachis, and the papillose (not glabrous) lip with a distinct thickening on the abaxial surface." J.J.Verm. & O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:74 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 photo fide;