Bulbophyllum xanthochlamys Schltr. 1913 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913

Drawing by Vermeullen

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Full shadeWarm LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Yellow Bracted Bulbophyllum [refers to the rhizome scales]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a cauliform, many yellow bracted rhizome giving rise to narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apiculate to subacute, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a shortly pedunculate, to .8 to 1.2 [2 to 3 cm] long, laxly 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish with an orange yellow lip.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum lamprochlamys Schltr. 1923; Bulbophyllum unigibbum J.J.Sm. 1913; Pelma xanthochlamys (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;