Bulbophyllum radula J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Grater Bubophyllum [refers to the plant form]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with patent to pedulous, sparsely branching rhizome giving rise to distinct, .16 to .36 [.4 to .9 cm] between each, ellipsoid to ovoid to obovoid, hardly angular but deeply concave on the side where the new shoot arises pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, succulent, semi-terete with the upper side flattened, ovate in outline, apex acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on clustered, peduncle c. .56" [.14 cm] long; provided with a single scale, c. .4" [1 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with the tepals near the base white, sepals at the top finely spotted brown-purple, petals at the top purple and a shiny purple lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 20(3) 324, fig. 16 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 drawing fide ;