Bulbophyllum erythrokyle J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

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

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Red ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-elliptic, acute to slightly acuminate, narrowly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, filiform, glabrous, 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, apiculate, glabrous, much shorter than the slender pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish on the outside and densely spotted red brown within.

Synonyms Pedilochilus stictanthus Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Pedilochilus stictanthus drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

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