Bulbophyllum scaphosepalum Ridl. 1916 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Ridley

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Basin Bulbophyllum [refers to the concave sepals are fused to form a basin]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 750 to 1675 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with subapart, cylindric, basally hardly swollen pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, lanceolate, acuminate, acute, midrib hardly distinct, narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in spring on a slender, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, apex lanceolate, acuminate, cuspidate floral bracts.

Synonyms Hapalochilus scaphosepalus (Ridl.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9 180 Ridley 1916 drawing fide

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