Bulbophyllum spaniostagon J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE Drawing of Pediocilus pusillum by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, apiculate to subacute, narrowly subpetillate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, filiform, glabrous, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary and pedicel floral bracts

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white with with a few red spots except the petals and lip which are heavily spotted.

Synonyms Pedilochilus pusillus Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Pedilochilus pussilum drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014