Bulbophyllum arcuatilabium Aver. 1999 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by Leonid Averyanov


Common Name The Arched Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in Cao Bang province of northern Vietnam in closed, dry, broad-leaved, evergreen primary forests on steep slopes and bluffs of limestone ridges and mesas at elevations of 650 to 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with long, thin creeping rhizomes giving rise to small, widely spaced, broadly ovoid to subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, rigid, broadly ovate, acute leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, basal or from the rhizome, .12 to .2" [3 to 5 mm] long, with scale like bracts, single flowered inflorescence carrying pale yellowish purple flowers that do not open well

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 14: 214 Averyanov 1999 drawing fide;