Bulbophyllum arfakense J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cold LATEwinter Spring

Common Name The Mt Arfak Bulbophyllum [a mountain in western New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 2000 to 2100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to at acute angles to the rhizome, .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] apart, probably ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, subacute, midrib when dried above grooved, below prominent, coriaceous, narrowing below into the channelled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a thin, peduncle c. .88" [2.2 cm] long, provided at the base with a few small, tubular, acute, keeled peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Hapalochilus arfakensis (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;