Bulbophyllum maculiflorum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2015 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Cool LATEFall

Common Name The Spotted Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm] long

Found in New Guinea in montane forests on trees at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to sub-erect, sub-parellel to the rhizome, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each, compressed, ovate to narrowly elliptic pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, oblique, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, glabrous leaf that blooms in the late fall on a fasiculate, few bracted, erect-patent, .4 to .72" [1 to 1.7 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with small ovate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to B saccoglossum but differs in the narrower leaves, the white flowers with pink spotted tepals, the broader and shorter petals, the deeper sack of the lip and the much longer segments of the clinandrium.

Synonyms *Saccoglossum maculatum Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Saccoglossum maculatum drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Saccoglosuum maculatum