Bulbophyllum theiochroma J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE Drawing © by J J Smith as Pedilochilus sulfureum

Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Sulfur Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in subalpine grasslands at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, initially enclosed by tubular sheaths, elliptic, oblong, to cylindrical, longitudinally rugose-ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, obtuse, very shortly obtusely apiculate, coriaceous, midrib above grooved, beneath keel-like, channeled below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on fasciculate, many (to c. 18), peduncle filiform, c. 1.88 to 4" [4.7 to 10 cm] long, provided with a few small, tubular, keeled sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with obliquely narrowly infundibuliform-tubular, laterally compressed, keeled, apiculate floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

Synonyms Pedilochilus sulphureus J.J.Sm. 1914; Pedilochilus sulphureus f. coloratus J.J.Sm. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 13: 72 J J Smith 1914 drawing fide; Nova Guinea 12:358 J J Smith 1916 as Pedilochilus terrestre drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166[2]:108 J J Vermeulen 2014 drawing fide