Bulbophyllum reevei J.J.Verm. 1992 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913


Photo by Jongejan Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name Reeve's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide

Found in eastern New Guinea in primary forests often near the forest floor at elevations around 2100 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .08 to .28" {.2 to .7 cm] between each ovoid, hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, obtuse to acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a single, peduncle 1.4 to 10.4" [3.5 to 26 cm] long, with 3 to 5 bracts, 3.8 to 13.2" [9.5 to 33 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with cream to pale greenish sepals usually heavily suffused with purple or entirely purple with a yellow apex, the petals are white and the lip is white or yellow often suffused with purple or with a purple median line and apex.

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

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