Bulbophyllum caputgnomonis J.J.Verm.1993 SECTION Vesicisepalum

Flower closeup

Lip Detail

Photo by Peter Jongejan and Orchids of New Guinea Website

Full shade Cold

Common Name The Gnome-Head Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in eastern New Guinea in forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, prostrate, ellipsoid to ovoid, laterally flattened, white speckled, rugose with age pseudobulbs carring a single, ovate to almost round, white speckled, obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, prostrate, 1.6" [4 cm] long, peduncle with 2 bracts, single flowered inflorescence with an ovate floral bract and carrying a flower that is as large as the leaf

Differs from Bulbophyllum folliculiferum J.J. Smith in having a creeping rhizome, flowers with a small lumen at each side of the flower, between the median and the lateral sepals, and much longer petals.

Synonyms Vesicisepalum caputgnomonis (J.J.Verm.) Szlach.2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *BLUMEA 38 (1993) 145-155 J J Vermeulen 1993 drawing fide