Bulbophyllum plicatum J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The Plicate Bulbophyllum [refers to the folded lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide

Found in eastern New Guinea at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .08 to .2" {.2 to .5 cm] between each ovoid, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a single, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, with 3 to 5 bracts, .72 to .92" [1.8 to 2.3 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with whitish, yellow at the apex sepals with the veins somewhat pink in youth, and a whitish lip with the veins and upturned folds pink.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;