Bulbophyllum caudipetalum J.J.Sm. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot winter

Common Name The Caudate Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations below 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a branched rhizome giving rise to ovoid-conical, .12 to .28" [.3 to .7 cm] apart, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect linear, very shortly apiculate-acuminate or subacute, upper side obtusely angled, concave, the sides convex, underneath obtusely angled convex, fleshy-coriaceous, gradually narrowing into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascicled, peduncle filiform, c. .136 to 1.84" [3.2 to 4.6 cm] long, the base provided with small, tubular sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate, keeled floral bracts.

Synonyms Hapalochilus caudipetalus (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12:401 J J Smith 1913 drawing fide

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