Bulbophyllum mystax Schuit. & de Vogel 2002 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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Photos by Art Vogel

Plant and Flower

Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Part shade HotWarm Spring

Common Name The Mustached Bulbophyllum [refers to the long, white petals]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Western New Guinea in hill forests at elevations of 450 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a rather short, creeping, sparsely branching rhizome giving rise to obliquely ovoid, .08 to .28" [2 to 7 mm] between each, longitudinally grooved with age, light green, becoming dull purple with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, coriaceous, apex rounded, abruptly acute, ull bluish green, paler green underneath, channeled below into the petioalte base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, peduncle very thin, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, glabrous, deep red-purple, consisting of two internodes, the basal internode much shorter than the upper internode, provided with tubular, oblique peduncular scales, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, oblique, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;