Bulbophyllum croceodon J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Full Shade Cool LATEFall Winter EARLIERspring

Common Name The Yellow? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in montane forest with small pole trees at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping to straggling rhizome with non-persistent bracts with .08 to .16" [.2 to .4 cm] between each rather inconspcuous, more or less ascending, ovoid, flattened to concave on one side pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ellitic to obovate to ovate, subacute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall, winter and earlier spring on a porrect, peduncle ca 1.08" [2.7cm] long , provided with 3 bracts, raceme 1.6" [4 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying yellow flowers that do not fully open with the front part of the ridges on the adaxial side of the lip orange.

"Similar to B. stylocoryphe, mainly different in the wider lateral sepals, petals and lip. Also, the top part of the lip is drawn out, but not contracted before widening into a globose tip, as in B. stylocoryphe." J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:140 fig 28 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide