Bulbophyllum cyrtophyllum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing

Photo by P Jongejan/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Bent Leaved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea on tall tree at elevations around 1760 meters as small sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .52 to .8" [1.3 to 2 cm] between each shortly ovoid to thickly lenticular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, pendulous, falcate, elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to patent, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, 3 bracted, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, apiculate floral bracts.

According to J J Vermuellen this orchid is closest to B speciosum but differs in having longer and narrower leaves and a shorter inflorescnece and in having tapering, strongly decurved petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide