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

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name Brass's Bulbophyllum [L J Brass American Orchid Collector in New Guinea 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm wide - .8" [2 cm] long

Found in New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 2700 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .28 to 2.4" {.7 to 6 cm] between each globose to ovoid, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the the fall, winter and spring on a single, peduncle .2 to 1.8" [.5 to 4.5 cm] long, with 3 to 4 bracts, 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically, mucg shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with white sepals often with purple veins or entirely purple, the lip is golden yellow, brownish or purple and the column is white.

Similar to B ankylochele , B rhodoleucum, B alveatum and B peltopus.

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

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