Bulbophyllum petioliferum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE Drawing of pediochilus petiolatus by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Petiole Carrying Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, subapiculate leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, filiform, glabrous, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, shortly acuminate, much smaller than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow with with red spotted petals and lip.

Synonyms Pedilochilus petiolatus Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Pedilochilus petiolatus drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014