Bulbophyllum peltopus Schltr. 1913 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

TYPE for the section

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Common Name The Scientific name refers to the column foot which is sheild shaped

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters on trees as a miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with 5/8" to 1" spacing between each narrowly conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, apiculate and acute apically, short into the attenuate petiolate base leaf and blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, a wiry, bracteate, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence held above the leaves.

The difference between this and the synonym B planilabre is the smaller flowers of this species, broader petals, a lip that is not constricted laterally in a lobe-shaped manner and a broader stellida.

Similar to B ankylochele , B rhodoleucum, B alveatum and B brassii.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum planilabre Schltr. 1913; Peltopus greuterianus Szlach. & Marg. 2001; Peltopus planilabris (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B planilabre drawing fide; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 Drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;