Bulbophyllum odontostigma J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

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Common Name The Toothed Stigma Bulbophyllum [refers to the tooth at the base of the stigma]

Flower Size

Found in Irian Jaya New Guinea in ridge-top primary forests at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with fairly close set, obliquely erect, ovoid pseudobulbs carrrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to obovate, acute-acuminate, abruptly narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a 1.2" [3 cm] long, erect, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate, slightly longer than the vary floral bract.

J J Vermeullen states that "Bulbophyllum xanthotes Schltr. and B. endotrachys Schltr. are the most similar species to B. odontostigma. It differs from the first in having much smaller flowers (sepals about .68" [17 mm] long in B. xanthotes) and minutely clavate hairs on the lip; it differs from the second in having shorter and wider, glabrous petals."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen drawing fide