Bulbophyllum luteum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Yellow Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in dense primary ridge top forests at unknown elevations as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte withclose set, erect, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, subacute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a porrect, 1.28 to 1.6" [3.2 to 4.5 cm] long peduncle, 4 bracted, 1.6 to 2.4" [4.5 to 6 cm] long, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum luteum is most closely allied to B. spissum J. J. Verm. from Peninsular Malaysia and Sulawesi. It differs in having ovate (not wedge-shaped) petals and a distinctly papillose abaxial side to the lip."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide