Bulbophyllum clinopus J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

TYPE Drawing

Photo by P Jongejan/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Full Shade Cool fall Winter

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sulawesi without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a long creeping rhizome with .52 to 1.2" [1.3 to 3 cm] between each, widely spaced, patent, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a patent, peduncle ca .06" [1.5 mm], provided with 2 bracts, the longest ca .072" [1.8 mm] long, raceme .4" [1 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying flowers do not fully open with whitish sepals and petals suffused with purplish red, veins dark purplish red, the lip dark purplish red, whitish near base, a white column with a few pinkish specks and a column foot stained dark red.

" Most similar to B. pachyneuron Schltr, also from Sulawesi, but easily distinguished by the elliptic, obtuse leaves (not ovate and acute, as in B. pachyneuron), and the much shorter inflorescence 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long in B. pachyneuron)" J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:115 fig 17 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide