Bulbophyllum erioides Schltr. 1905 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Eria-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size rather small for the genus

Found in Papua New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with many terete, glabrous rhizomes entirely covered with clasping, withered sheaths giving rise to laxly spaced, very small, erect-patent, subcylindrical, to the base somewhat dilated, terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent linear, shortly acuminate, rather thick, glabrous, somewhat narrowed below into the base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a very short, enveloped by sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, shortly acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow and has a glabrous labellum devoid of papillae on the reverse side.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide

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