Bulbophyllum frustrans J.J.Sm.1911 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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Another Angle

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Ed De Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website


Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .26" [.65 cm] wide

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, pedulous, branched, terete rhizome initially covered with tubular, acutely acuminate, membranous, persistent sheaths and giving rise to appressed to or making an acute angle with the rhizome, .6 to .88 between each oblong, laterally compressed, underneath broadly concave, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, hardly ovate, gradually somewhat acuminate, acute, margins and apex recurved, midrib above grooved, cuneate-narrowed below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and later winter on fascicles from the nodes of the rhizome, very short, peduncle .14" [.35 cm] long, entirely covered by small, tubular, acuminate, membranous, somewhat shiny sheaths, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Hapalochilus frustrans (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913;