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

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Photos by Art Vogel

Part shadeCoolTo Cold LATESpringTo Summer

Common Name The Bald Belly Bulbophyllum [refers to the more or less glabrous underside surface of the lip]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8cm]

Found in eastern New Guinea in primary forests at elevations of 1800 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .1 to .25" [.3 to .7 cm] between each more or less cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through summer on an erect to lateral, 2.8 to 6.8" [7 to 17 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 Drawing good