Bulbophyllum mesodon J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The Middle Toothed? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in eastern New Guinea in primary forests and shrubby secondary open forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized each growth, large sized plant, warm growing epiphyte with a pendulous rhizome with 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] between each ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a single, peduncle .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, with 4 to 5 bracts, 1.4 to 3.2" [3.5 to 8 cm] long overall, rachis erect, 1 to 2.32" [2.5 to 5.8 cm] long, simultaneously 8 to 24 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute apically floral bracts and carrying hardly opening flowers with greenish white tepals and an orange lip.

Synonyms Pelma mesodon (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

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