Bulbophyllum schistopogon J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing

photo by Tom Reeve/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cold Summer Fall

Common Name The Split Beard Bubophyllum [referring to the ‘sideburns’ along the proximal part of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .04 to .36" [1 to 9 mm] between each distinct, ellipsoid to ovoid, harldly angular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate, obtuse apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a single or several together, peduncle .72 to 1.32" [1.8 to 3.3 cm] long, provided with 2 scales, basal, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with purple sepals with darker veins and the petals and lip are dark purple, with white hairy patches.

"Shares the distribution of hairs on the adaxial side of the lip with Bulbophyllum subium , Bulbophyllum galliaheneum Van Royen, and with B. odontopetalum Schltr., it differs by the much longer, sigmoid stelidia, and the acute (versus longacuminate) sepals. In general shape it is similar to B. B dischorense Schltr. and B. dschischungarense Schltr., but it differs by the presence of hairy patches on the adaxial side of the lip" J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 20(3):309, fig. 7 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 drawing fide ;