Bulbophyllum discolor Schltr. 1913 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

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Another Flower Color

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Plant and Flower

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Part shadeWarm Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Other Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with cylindric-conical, oblique pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, glabrous, oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, attenuate below leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a few bracted, [2 to 2.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, tip acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum commocardium Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1995; Bulbophyllum discolor subsp. cubitale J.J.Verm. 1993; Peltopus discolor (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg.2001; Peltopus cubitalis (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing/photo fide

Bulbophyllum discolor subsp. cubitale J.J.Verm. 1993

Common Name The Other Colored Cushion Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea blooming in the late winter and early spring with an often small flower and an orbicular lip

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide

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