Bulbophyllum thelantyx J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Photos by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

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Common Name The Nipple Edged Bulbophyllum [refers to the pappilose to ciliate margins of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in primary forests at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a patent rhizome giving rise to clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate to elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a [4.5 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute. shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Peltopus thelantyx (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg.2001

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