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

TYPE Drawing by P Royen as Pedilochilus piundaunaundensis

Part shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Piundaunde Valley Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 3480 to 3930 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a long, creeping, branched, dirty white, glabrous rhizome giving rise to glabrous, rather apart, at right angle to rhizome, mainly globose, sometimes ellipsoid, truncate at tip and slightly sunken in pseudobulbs provided with at the base with 1 to 3 glabrous, ovate, acute bracts and carrying a single erect, coriaceous, glabrous, but margins papillate near tip only, lanceolate, lanceolate-spathulate, rarely ovate-lanceolate, acute, midrib grooved above, stoutly prominent below, lateral nerves up to 13, visible on underside only, margins subrevolute, thin petiolate-like base leaf that blooms in the winter on a solitary, peduncle glabrous, up to 3.8" [9.5 cm] high, at base with a tubular, glabrous obliquely truncate, acute, along its entire length with 2 similar bract, single flowered inflorescence with more infundibuliform than, but of the same length as the lower bracts, floral bract and carrying pale brown to yellowish flowers with purple spots of longitudinal straks and purple brown lateral petals.

Synonyms *Pedilochilus piundaundensis P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Alpine Fl. New Guinea 2: 270 Royen 1979 as Pedilochilus piundaundense drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166[2]:108 J J Vermeulen 2014 drawing fide