Bulbophyllum condylochilum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Saurocephalum J J Verm 2014

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuelen and Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:78 fig 2 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008

Part shade Cool LATEFallWinter

Common Name The Fist Shaped Lip Bubophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in montane forest on steep slopes at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome enveloped by not persistent rhizome scales with .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm] between each clustering, ovoid, round in crossescton pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on an erect to patent peduncle ca 4" [10 cm] long, , bracts ca 4, the longest ca 8 mm long, rhachis nodding at the base, pendulous, not thickened, ca 1.46" [3.6 cm] long, rather dense ca 5.6" [14 cm] long, many open simultaneously, ca 18 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying not resupinate, not fully opening flowers with whitish near the base sepals, with thick, blackish purple lines over the veins, entirely blackish purple near the top, petals whitish near the base, increasingly stained blackish purple towards the top and a whitish lip with the margins stained with blackish purple.

"B. condylochilum differs from B. fraternum and B. illecebrum J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne in the distally abruptly and conspicuously swollen lip. The leaves are also distinctly wider." J.J.Verm. & O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:77 fig 2 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 photo fide;