Bulbophyllum geniculiferum J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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Common Name The Kneeling Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with close together, obliquely ovoid-globose, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, very shortly acutely acuminate, apiculate, midrib above grooved, fleshy, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on from the nodes of the rhizome, fascicled, very short, peduncle .14" [.35 cm] long, entirely covered with small, tubular, acuminate sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, subulate-acuminate floral bracts

It is very possible that this species and B scyphochilus Schlechter 1912 are the same species, and if so then this species would take precedence as it was published first.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912;