Bulbophyllum lophoton J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Photo by P Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The Crested Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip apex?]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide - !" [2.5 cm] long

Found in eastern New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 2200 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .4 to 1.4" {1 to 3.5 cm] between each ovoid to lenticular, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a single, patent to pendulous peduncle .52 to 2.2" [1.3 to 5.5 cm] long, with 3 bracts, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute apically, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with yellowish green tepals with or without purple veins and a yellow lip.

Synonyms Peltopus lophotos (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;