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

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Warty Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] wide - .4" [1 cm] long

Found in eastern New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1600 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized each growth, medium sized plant, cool growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] between each ovoid, moderately flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, acute to obtuse apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a single, peduncle 16 to .32" [.4 to .8 cm] long, with 2 bracts, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with whitish tepals and a deep pinkish red lip with a white central spot.

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

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