Bulbophyllum sarawaketense (P.Royen) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE Drawing by P Royen as Pedilochilus sarawaketense

Part sun Cold LATEWinter Spring

Common Name The Sarawaket Bulbophyllum [A range of Mountains in New Guinea]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea on small trees on edge of subalpine shrubberies at elevations of 3500 to 3800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short creeping rhizome giving rise to glabrous, rather apart, at right angle to rhizome, subglobose in youth, ovoid in maturity, ight green suffused with red at the apex pseudobulbs provided with glabrous ovate, acutish, crested bracts and carrying a single erect, coriaceous, oblong to lanceolate-subelliptic, acute, channelled, with convex sides, fleshy, 0.9-1.7 by 0.5-0.47 cm; base shortly cuneate and conduplicate; apex minutely cellular-crenulate; above obtusely angled.leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a solitary or in bundles of 2 to 4, peduncle glabrous, up to 5.6" [14 cm] long, provided at base with a tubular, glabrous, obliquely truncate, obtuse and mucronulate, crested bract, with another about halfway of the same shape and size as the lower bract, single flowered inflorescence with glabrous, more infundibuliform than the lower bracts floral bract and carrying pale creamy white flowers with purple stripes on the sepals and dots on the lip.

Synonyms *Pedilochilus sarawaketensis P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Alpine Fl. New Guinea 2: 275 Royen 1979 as Pedilochilus sarawaketense drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166[2]:108 J J Vermeulen 2014 drawing fide