Bulbophyllum nudicaule J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cool LATE winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Naked Rhizome Bubophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests low tree trunks as a miniature sized, hot, patent to pendulous growing epiphyte with a sparsely branched rhizome, new shoots from the basal node of the pseudobulb, rhizome scales thin, leaving parts of the rhizome bare, withering soon, giving rise to distinct, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on solitary or few together, c. .6" [1.5 cm] long, peduncle c. .18" [.45 cm] long, provided with a single peduncle-scale, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with pale ochre sepals with red-purple nerves and white, thickened part purple petals, a purple lip with the base and margins white, apex yellow.

"Bulbophyllum nudicaule J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel shares the partly bare rhizome (not entirely covered by scales) with Bulbophyllum gymnothema J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel and B. tricaudatum J.J. Verm.; it differs from both in the coarsely papillose lip margins." J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020

Synonyms Bulbophyllum meliphagirostrum P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 20(3):324, fig. 15 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 drawing fide ;