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

Photos by the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part sun Cold IN NATURE Falland Winter CULTIVATION Spring

Common Name The Folded Margin Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip margin]

Flower Size 1.5" [`.6 cm]

Found in eastern New Guinea at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter in nature and in the spring in cultivation on a basal, to 5.2" [to 13 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Peltopus ptychantyx (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg.2001

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