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

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot winter

Common Name The Full-Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 25 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, branched, tufted rhizome giving rise to ovoid-conical, .16 to .2" [.4 to .5 cm] between each, longitudinally 6 to 8 grooved pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute or subacuminate, papery-coriaceous, midrib above grooved, keeled below, contracted in a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring from the nodes of the rhizome, peduncle thinly filiform, c. 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long, provided with c. 2 tubular, small sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, laterally compressed, subulate-acuminate, keeled, apex incurved floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum holochilum var. aurantiacum J.J.Sm. 1916; Bulbophyllum holochilum var. pubescens J.J.Sm. 1916; Hapalochilus holochilus (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11:139 J J Smith 1912 drawing fide