Bulbophyllum compressilabellatum P.Royen 1979 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing By P van Royen

Part shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Compressed Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] long

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 3355 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a glabrous, branching, creeping rhizome giving rise to close together, elongateovoid, 12-15 by 2-3 mm, truncate, indistinctly angular-ribbed, provided at the base with a membranous bract pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, light green, erect, coriaceous, glabrous, oblong-spathulate, obtuse, midrib grooved above, prominent below, margin involute leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on bundles of 2 to 5, peduncle glabrous, slender, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, provided at the base with a cylindric, obliquely truncate, acute, glabrous bract, single flowered inflorescence with a smaller, similar, much shorter than the ovary floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Alpine Fl. New Guinea 2: 215 P van Royen 1979 drawing fide

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