Bulbophyllum papuanum (Schltr.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE for the Section TYPE Drawing by Schlechter as Pedilochilus papuanum and The Plant Systematics Website

Part shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Papua New Guinea Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, terete rhixome enveloped by small, dense, clasping sheaths giving rise to distant (internodes .28" [0.7 cm] long), narrowly conical-oblong, about terete, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect or erect-patent, narrowly linear-lanceolate, subcoriaceous, apex unequally bilobulate, gradually narrowing into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, erect, terete, glabrous, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, provided with a few distant, acuminate, laxly clasping sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, laxly clasping the base of the pedicel floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers with the petals and lip dotted brown.

Synonyms *Pedilochilus papuanus Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as Pedilochilus papuanum; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Pedilochilus papuanum; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm & O'Byrne 2011; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014