Bulbophyllum aphanopetalum Schltr. 1906 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Photo by © Art Vogel

Part shade HotWarm LATESpringWinter

Common Name or Meaning The ? Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea, New Caledonia and Fiji in dense rain forests at elevations around 200 to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, pear-shaped, hardly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, acute leaf that blooms in the late spring through winter on an erect, Peduncle 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 6.5 cm] long, 1.8 to 3" [4.5 to 7.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Bulbophyllum capillipes (Guillaumin) N.Hallé 1973; Cirrhopetalum capillipes Guillaumin 1941; Peltopus aphanopetalus (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNO 1995 photo fide