Bulbophyllum rhodophyllum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Red Leaved Bubophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in mossy montane forest at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to prostrate towards the base, .28 to .6" [.7 to 1.5 cm] between each, ovoid, purplish pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a patent, peduncle .1" [.25 cm] long, provided with 2 bracts, .68" [1.7 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract carrying flowers with the sepals pale ochrish with purplish red veins, the petals whitish with hyaline papillae along the margins and the lip purplish red near base, orange red towards the tip.

"Most similar to B. ciliipetalum Schltr., which differs in having larger leaves (about 4" [10 cm] long), a longer inflorescence (about 1.2" [3 cm] long), and an acute lip which is almost as long as the sepals. B rugulosum J.J. Sm., differs in being a larger plant, and in having rounded petals." J J Vermeulen & O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60: 131 J J Vermeulen & O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide ;