Bulbophyllum trutiniferum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913? [tentatively put here along with B gunteri, P pterodon and B brachygnonmon as these straddle the boundary of this section and section Polymeres]

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuelen


Common Name The Balanced Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Papua New Guinea in Nothofagus forests at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with .24" to .48" [.6 to 1.2 cm] between each distinct, clustered, erect, ovoid pseudobulb with age wrinkling along numerous longitudinal lines and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to elliptic-oblong to obovate-oblong, acute to acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 1 to a fascile of many, basal, peduncle .4" to .92" [1 to 2.3 cm] long, provided with 3 scales, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the the ovary floral bracts.

Most similar to B phaeoglossum , B gunteri and B pterodon but differs from all three in having partially adherent sepals and a three lobed lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 drawing fide