Bulbophyllum scaphioglossum J.J.Verm. & Rysy 2014 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Photo by Jeffery Champion

Part shadeSpring

Common Name The Basin Tongue Bulbophyllum [refers to the sack-like lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea without locational data as a mini-miniature to miniature sized epiphyte with a rhizome enveloped by not persistent sheaths giving rise to erect to obliquely erect, with .32 to ..48" [.8-1.2 cm apart, ovoid to ovoid-conical, more or less rounded with finely longitudinal grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, apex acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in spring on an erect 1.52 to 2.2" [3.8 to 5.5 cm] long peduncle, provided with about 2 scales, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with longer than the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orchidee 65: 142, fFig. 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13. J.J.Verm. & Rysy 2014 drawing fide