Bulbophyllum coloratum J.J.Sm. 1910 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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Photos by Art Vogel

Part ShadeHot Warm Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.32" [3.3 cm]

Found in New Guinea on mossy covered tree limbs in the coastal plains under 500 meters in elevation as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, in two rows, initially enclosed by tubular sheaths, erect, ovoid, opaque green, suffused with dirty violet, with a wide longitudinal groove, later longitudinally multigrooved pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate, subopaque, dark green, narrowed part dirty violet, acute, thick coriaceous, rigid, laterally compressed, in cross-section elliptic, margins acute? abruptly? recurved; midrib above grooved, underneath slightly prominent, obtuse, long narrowed below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most anytime of the year on arising from the nodes of the rhizome, peduncle, dark purple, more slender than the pedicel, .48" [1.2 cm] long, provided at the base with a few overlapping, subulate-acuminate sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, subulate, acuminate, greenish keel and apex keeled floral bracts.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Hapalochilus coloratus; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide