Bulbophyllum ramulicola Schuit. & de Vogel 2002 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Plant habit

Photos by Andre Schuiteman

Part shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Small Branch Loving Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests on small branches at elevations around 550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short, much branched; rhizome giving rise to subglobose to ovoid-globose, longitudinally grooved, slightly rugose, sparsely hispid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, subglobose to ovoid-globose, 3-6 by 3-4 mm, longitudinally grooved, slightly rugose; sparsely hispid, channeled below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer arising from the base of the pseudobulb, erect, peduncle very thin, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, glabrous, consisting of two or three internodes, the basal one very short, provided with tubular peduncular scales, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, oblique, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchideenfr. 9:218 Schuit. & de Vogel 2002 drawing fide

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