Bulbophyllum diplohelix J.J.Verm. & Rysy 2014 SECTION Hoplandra Verm 2008

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Jeffery Champion

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Double Helix Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm] long

Found in western New Guinea without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short-creeping rhizome provided with not persistent sheaths and giving rise to erect; , .24 to .64" [.6 to 1.6 cm] between each, ovoid to ellipsoid to c. globose, obtusely 3 to 4 angled in cross section pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, rounded apex, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle c. 6" [15 cm] long, provided with 4 scales, rachis c. 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Bulbophyllum diplohelix is most similar to Bulbophyllum contortisepalum with which it shares the twisted lateral sepals, but differs in that the petals do not have 3 teeth at the top margin and are there hairy, in the hairs on the margin of the lip, and in the more twisted lateral sepals


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidee 65:140 J.J.Verm. & Rysy 2014 drawing/photo fide