Bulbophyllum cruttwellii J.J.Verm.1993 SECTION Lepanthanthe Schlechter 1913

Photo by P. Jongejan Copyright

Plant and Flower

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Mrs. Ralph Levy Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Common Name Cruttwell's Bulbophyllum [Orchid Enthusiast in New Guinea Current]

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in New Guinea in primary forests at elevations of 1800 to 3300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendulous rhizome with .8 to 1.8" [2 to 4.5 cm] between each cylindrical, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, triangular to elliptic, acute to acuminate, often cordate and petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on to 4, pendulous, .3 to 1.2" [.8 to 3 cm] long, successively single to 80 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Lepanthanthe cruttwellii (J.J.Verm.) Szlach.2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing/photo fide;