Bulbophyllum rectilabre J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade hot Warm Fall and again Spring

Common Name The Erect Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in dry lowland forests on small branches at elevations around 350 to 750 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, terete rhizome entirely covered with large, tubular, acuminate, punctate sheaths giving rise to obliquely erect, with .64 to .72" [1.6 to 1.8 cm] between each, obliquely conical, strongly longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, midrib above grooved, underneath obtusely prominent, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and again in the spring from the nodes of the rhizome, more or less fascicled, short, peduncle .2" [.5 cm] long, provided with tubular, acute sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute, keeled floral bracts.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11: 277 J J Smith 1912 drawing fide

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