Bulbophyllum cyanotriche J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Blue Appendage Bulbophyllum [refers to the bluish appendages on the petals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Sabah Borneo in open, stunted forest on serpentine soil at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a presumably pendulous rhizome giving unknown pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a patent, peduncle to .12 to .16" [.3 to .4 cm] long, provided with 2 scales, rachis .56 to .72" [1.6 to 1.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying red flowers with blue appendages.

" Bulbophyllum epicrianthes Hook. f. is most similar; B. cyanotriche differs in having distinctly spathulate appendages along the petals, as well as in having an obtuse lip." J J Vermeulen 1996

Synonyms Epicranthes cyanotriche (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41:348 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Vermeulen, Peter O'Byrne and Anthony Lamb 2015 drawing/photo fide