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

TYPE Drawing by P Van Royen as Pedilochilus perpusillum

Part shade Cold LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name Van Royens Bulbophyllum [Dutch Botanist in New Guinea passed 2002]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in tree fern groves on Cyathea sp on tree trunks at elevations around 3420 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, mat forming epiphyte with a creeping, branched, glabrous rhizome giving rise to close set, erect, globose or obovoid-globose pseudobulbs at the base with 1 or 2 ovate, acute bracts and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, glabrous, broadly ovate, elliptic, or obovate-orbicular, obtuse or retuse, part, V-shaped in cross-section, midrib grooved above, prominent below, margins slightly revolute, base cordate and plicate, narrowing below into a petiolate-like base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a solitary or rarely in bundles of 2, peduncle glabrous, .24 to .4" [6 to 10 mm] long,provided basally with 2 tubular, obliquely truncate, acute, 1-nerved bracts, single flowered inflorescence with a floral bract similar to the lower bracts.

Synonyms Pedilochilus perpusillus P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Alpine Fl. New Guinea 2:241 P Van Royen 1979 as Pedilochilus perpusillus drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166[2]:108 J J Vermeulen 2014 drawing fide