Bulbophyllum coiloglossum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE Drawing of Pedilochilus coiloglossum by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Hollow Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in forests at elevations around 600 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a filiform rhizomr giving rtise to close together, oblong, ascending, subterete, glabrous, base creeping, somewhat depressed pseudbulbs carrying a single, apical, subpatent, oblong-elliptic, shortly acuminate, contracted below into a very short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring erect, very slender, filiform, terete, glabrous, c. .6" [1.5 cm] long, provided with a few peduncle-scales, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-acuminate, glabrous, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are muddy rose red with darker stripes.

Synonyms Pedilochilus coiloglossus (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Pedilochilus coiloglossus drawing fide;