Bulbophyllum schizodon J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing

photo Andre Schuiteman/TYPE drawing by J J Vermuelen

Common Name The Smooth Belly Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in disturbed rainforests at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with .16" [4 mm] between each closely, distinct, obliquely erect, ovoid-conical, somewhat narrowing apically pseudobulb with many longitudinal grooves carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a single to a fascile of a few, basal, peduncle 1.52 to 2.2" [3.8 to 5.5 cm] long, provided with 2 bracts, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the the ovary floral bracts.

Differs from B arsoanum by the tooth below the base of the stigma is deeply divided. B arsoanum consists of a single, transverse ridge. B schizodon has larger petals and a lip which is widest in teh apical half.


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