Bulbophyllum ortalis J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Photo by Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Chick Bulbophyllum [The Bobbging lip is reminiscent of a young chicken picking grains]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide

Found in eastern New Guinea at elevations around 1700 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .08 to .16" {.2 to .4 cm] between each ovoid to ellipsoid, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a single, peduncle 2.2 to 2.8" [5.5 to 7 cm] long, with 3 bracts, 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with yellowish to yellowish brown sepals with the veins and margins reddish purple, the petals are white and a yellow to yellowish brown basally lip stained with purple and a yellow apex.


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