Bulbophyllum terrestre (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE Drawing by P Royen as Pedilochilus terrestre

Part shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Terrestrial Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] long ]

Found in western New Guinea in wet spots within alpine grasslands at elevations around 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a creeping, branched rhizome covered with large, overlapping, obtuse, shining bracts giving rise to basally adnate to the rhizome, .24 to .8" [0.6 to 2 cm] apart, curved-ascending, yellow or yellowish green pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, oblong to lanceolate-elliptic, fleshy-coriaceous, when dried rigid, apex conduplicate, obtuse, midrib when dried dorsally prominent, contracted and conduplicate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on ascending, from the rhizome, peduncle elongated, robust, terete, c. 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm], provided with 2 distant, small, tubular, obtuse, sheaths close together bracts, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, keeled, laterally compressed-apiculate floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellow sepals streaked and dotted with violet, sometimes totally violet, petals yellow with violet base or wholly reddish yellow, lip yellow dotted violet, with a bright yellow border. Column yellow. Ovary dark violet; pedicel brownish yellow, sometimes somewhat red.

Synonyms Pedilochilus pumilio Ridl. 1916; *Pedilochilus terrestris J.J.Sm. 1929;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Nova Guinea 14: 442 J J Smith 1929 as Pedilochilus terrestre drawing fide; Alpine Fl. New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as Pedilochilus terrestre drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166[2]:108 J J Vermeulen 2014 drawing fide

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