Bulbophyllum digitatum J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Gongorodes J J Smith 1914TYPE for the Section

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Finger-like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.68" [4.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a mniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, petiolate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute-acuminate, coriaceous on a , margins slightly recurved, keeled below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a elongated, pedunce subcompressed, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, rachis punticulate, [2 t.2 to 4.8 cm] long, laxly 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate-concave,semiorbicular-ovatem acutely acuminate, very minutely furfuraceousm punctate, membraneous floral bracts and carrying large, showy flowers.

According to J J Vermuellen - " Bulbophyllum scorpio differs from B. digitatum J. J. Sm. by the petals which have only slightly erose distal margins, and by the deltoid wing along the lower margins of the stelidia."

Synonyms Drymoda digitata (J.J.Sm.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 ; Monomeria digitata (J.J.Sm.) W.Kittr. 1984 punl. 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Drymoda digitata;