Bulbophyllum pemae Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Full shadeHot Fall

Common Name The Pema Bulbophyllum [a town in New Guinea on the Waria River]

Flower Size .28" [.7 cm] long

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an ascending to patent,cauliform rhizome with cylindrical to cylindrical-conical, subparellel tothe rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, linear to linear-ligulate, minutely apiculate, attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a very short, to .16" [4 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts .

Schlechter states that the erect-patent flowers are whitish and striated with red, and the lip has reddish pustules.

Synonyms Hapalochilus pemae (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide