Bulbophyllum ascochilum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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Common Name The Bag-Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm] long,

Found in Papua New Guinea with no locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a 4.4 to 8.8" [11 to 22 cm] long, erect to patent, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

J J Vermeulen states that "Bulbophyllum ascochilum is most similar to B. aristilabre J. J. Sm., B. nitidum Schltr., and B. bulhartii Sieder & Kiehn. It differs form all three in having distinctly clawed petals and a slightly acuminate lip."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen drawing fide