Bulbophyllum cyatheicola (P.Royen) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

Photo by Ed de Vogel

Part shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Cyathea Loving Bulbophyllum [a tree fern occuring in New Guinea]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 3050 to 3500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a long, creeping, branched rhizome giving rise to relatively apart, glabrous, erect, ovoid or globose pseudobulbs basally with 1 or 2, broadly ovate, large, acute, nerved sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading to almost horizontal, coriaceous, densely minutely papillate above, scattered and less distinctly so on underside, with numerous pellucid dots on upper side, margin papillate in apical part, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, or elliptic-ovate, acute, midrib grooved above, prominent below, lateral nerves 1 on either side of midrib, not well developed, margin crinkly wavy, revolute, papillate in apical part, broadly cuneate and narrowed below into the petiolate-like base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a solitary, peduncle glabrous, 1.2 to 5.6" [3 to 14 cm] long, provided basally with a tubular, obliquely truncate, acutish bract, single flowered inflorescence with funnelshaped, obliquely truncate, acute, 1-nerved, shorter than the ovary floral bracts .

Synonyms Pedilochilus cyatheicola P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Alpine Fl. New Guinea 2:267 P Royen 1979 as Pedilochilus cyatheicola drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166[2]:107 J J Vermeulen 2014 drawing fide