Bulbophyllum cateorum J.J.Verm. 1992 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flowers

Photos by P Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Chain? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide 1.6" [4 cm] long

Found in New Guinea in primary or open forests at elevations around 1700 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized in length, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendent, flattened, winged rhizome with .48 to 1.4" [1.2 to 3.5 cm] between each cylindrical, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, acuminate apically, often cordate and shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a single, peduncle .2 to .8" [.5 to 2 cm] long, with 3 bracts, 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long overall, rachis .08 to .24" [.2 to .6 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with white to pinkish tepals and a lip with a dark purple apex.


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