Bulbophyllum catillus J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2003 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883

Plant and Flower

Photos by P Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Full Shade Hot

Common Name The Small Basin Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.5 to 2.24" [3.25 to 5.6"]

Found in Papua New Guinea in mangroves near sea level as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with rhizome with 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, rounded apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms on from the rhizome, short to 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Gard. Bull. Singapore 55: 148 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2003 drawing fide