Bulbophyllum montisdischorense J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

Photo by Graham Corbin

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing of Pedilochilus dischorensis by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Dischore Mountains Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid to cylindrical-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, minutely apiculate, narrowly subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, filiform, .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, much shorter than the slender pedicellate ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the erect to suberect flowers are whitish with red spots.

Synonyms Pedilochilus dischorensis Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Pedilochilus dischorensis drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014