Bulbophyllum scutiferum J.J.Verm. 1993 1913 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Sheild Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 2300 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .04 to .28" {.1 to .7 cm] between each ovoid, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, obtuse to acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a single, penduncle .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long, with 3 bracts, 1.4 to 3.6" [3.5 to 9 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening, yellowish flowers sometimes mottled with purple.

Synonyms Peltopus scutifer (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;