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

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and Lankesteriana 20(3):312, fig. 8 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Drop Tongue Bubophyllum [referring to the outline of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] wide

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 2800 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, the new shoot arises from the basal node of the pseudobulb rhizome with thin, withering soon rhizome scales with .08 to .36" [.2 to .9 cm] between each distinct, ovoid, somewhat angular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to elliptic-oblong to obovate to obovate-oblong, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in spring on single or few together, peduncle 2.2 to 2.4" [5.5 to 6 cm long, provided with about 3 scales, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with purple sepals that are white towards the margins.

"Most similar to Bulbophyllum exilipes Schltr., but differs in the ovate petals (versus broadly ovate and distinctly attenuated half-way their length), the upwards falcate (versus downwards falcate) stelidia, and the papillose (versus glabrous) ridges on the adaxial side of the lip." J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 20(3):312, fig. 8 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2020 drawing fide ;