Bulbophyllum brachypus (Schltr.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

Photo by Graham Corbin and The Orchids of New Guinea Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing of Pedilochilus brachypus by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Short Column Foot Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, narrowly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a thickly spotted with red like B pedilochilus

Synonyms *Pedilochilus brachypus Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Pedilochilus brachypus drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014