Bulbophyllum subapetalum J.J.Sm. 1915 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Almost Without Petals Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in New Guinea in lower primary montane forests at unknown elevations as a mini-miniature sized each growth, medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with 1 to 1.8" {2.5 to 4.5 cm] between each near cylindrical, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a single, penduncle .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, with 2 to 3 bracts, .88 to 1.2" [2.2 to 3 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with yellow tepals and a yellow lip with red basally towards the margins and a blue apex to the lip.

Synonyms Peltopus subapetalus (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

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