Bulbophyllum dologlossum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by Tom Reeve

Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name The ? Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in upper montane forests at elevations around 2700 to 3100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, clump forming epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to distinct, .36 to .88" [.9 to 2.2 cm] apart, ovoid-cylindricalhardly angular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic(-oblong) to obovate(-oblong), apex obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on single or few together, peduncle 5.2 to 8.8" [13 to 22 cm] long, provided with about 4 scales, 9.2 to 13.6" [23 to 34 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with a much shorter than the ovary floral bract.

" Bulbophyllum dologlossum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel is most similar to Bulbophyllum ischyron J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel, but differs in the long-acuminate sepals (versus sepals acute), the 1-nerved petals (versus petals 4-nerved), the oblong lip which is slightly narrowed near the base and about half-way, (versus lip ovate-oblong which gradually tapers to the apex), with 4 ridges on the upper side (versus ridges 2), and the curved stelidia (versus stelidia straight)." J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * 20:304, fig. 3 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 drawing fide