Bulbophyllum tanystiche J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Warty Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .04" [1 mm] wide - .08" [2 mm] long

Found in eastern New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized each growth, small sized plant, cool growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with .8 to 2.2" [2 to 5.5 cm] between each ellipsoid to obovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a single, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5cm] long, with 3 to 4 bracts, 1.4 to 3" [3.5 to 7.5 cm] long overall, rachis 1 to 2.6" [2.5 to 6.5 cm] long, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with white tepals and an orange red lip.

Synonyms Pelma tanystiche (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

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