Bulbophyllum quadricaudatum J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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Part shade Hot LATEFall Spring

Common Name The Four Tailed Bulbophyllum [refers to the 4 sepals, the 4th is the very similar lip]

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 75 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close together or to c. .4" [1 cm] apart, obliquely ovoid, quadrangular, the sides single grooved pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, acute, above convex, midrib above grooved, underneath obtuse prominently, coriaceous, shortly contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and again in the spring on a thin peduncle, its base provided with a few tubular, acuminate sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, subulate-acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Hapalochilus quadricaudatus (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 45;10 J J Smith 1911 drawing fide