Bulbophyllum cuniculiforme J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Photo by Art Vogel

Plant and Flower

Photo by Ed de Vogel

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Wedge Shaped Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, shiny, pale green, sometimes tinged violet, cylindical-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, glabrous, somewhat shiny green, oblong-ligulate, acute, shortly and narrowly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, filiform, peduncle dirty pale purple, glabrous, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic-cucullate, subacute, glabrous floral bract.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cucullatum Schltr. 1912; Hapalochilus cucullatus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986; Hapalochilus cuniculiformis (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as B cucullatum drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85

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