Bulbophyllum tapeinophyton J.J.Verm. 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith as Pedilochilus humile

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Unremarkable Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 1420 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing tufted epiphyte with close set, ovoid, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single erect, coriaceous,oblong to lanceolate-subelliptic, acute, channelled, with convex sides, fleshy, dark green above lighter beneath, apex minutely cellular-crenulate, above obtusely angled, shortly cuneate and conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a solitary, fascicled peduncle filiform, reddish violet, c. .48 to .56" [1.2 to 1.4 cm] long, provided with c. 3 small, tubular, to the top dilated bract, single flowered inflorescence with obliquely funnel-shaped, apex obliquely truncate, slightly keeled, light brown floral bract and carrying flowers with light purplish yellow, dotted dark purple, base lighter sepals purple and pale yellow petals, the lip outside greyish lilac, inside dotted purple the column and centre of flower indistinctly lilac-yellow and the ovary is dark reddish violet.

Synonyms *Pedilochilus humile J.J.Sm. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Nova Guinea 14:440 J J Smith 1929 as Pedilochilus humile drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166[2]:108 J J Vermeulen 2014 drawing fide