Bulbophyllum bliteum J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Photo by N E G Crutwell

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Insipid Bulbophyllum [Refers to the lack of features to this species]

Flower Size .52" [1.4 cm]

Found in eastern New Guinea in shady forests at elevations around 2200 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .6 to 1.2" {1.5 to 3 cm] between each ovoid to ellipsoid to globose, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the the fall and spring on a single, peduncle .2 to 1.2" [.5 to 3 cm] long, with 4 bracts, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, obtuse to acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with pale yellow to white sepals the petals sometimes with a purple apex, and margin, and the lip is bright yellow sometimes with purple along the margins.

Synonyms Peltopus bliteus (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;