Bulbophyllum staetophyton J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Thick and Rigid Leaved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in western New Guinea in open and mossy ridge-top forests at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to distant, erect ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, subterete, with a shallow groove adaxially, in outline ellipticoblong, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to patent, 2.4 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm] long peduncle, 2 bracted, to 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum staetophyton is well characterized within the section by the combination of the creeping rhizome, terete leaves and the very slender sepals."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide