Bulbophyllum schistocodon J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuelen


Common Name The Split Bell Bulbophyllum [refers to the incised bell-shape of the outer perianth]

Flower Size .4" x 1.2" [.6 x .92 cm] wide x long

Found on Vanuatu forests at elevations 500 to 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with .2" to .28 [.5 to .7 cm] between each distinct, clustered, obliquely erect, ellipsoid to ovoid pseudobulbs with age wrinkling along numerous longitudinal lines and carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate to elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1 to a fascile of a few, basal, peduncle .48" [1.2 cm] long, provided with 2 scales, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a flower with pale yellow green, adaxially with red dots sepals, yellow green petals and a white base turning red towards the apex.

Similar to B ustusforiter but differs in the median sepal adhereing to the laterals almost from base to the apex leaving only a small lumen hole at the apex. In contrast B schizocodon has the median sepal adhered to the laterals for only 1/3rd the length.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 drawing/photo fide