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

Photo by Dressler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing of Pedilochilus flavus by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Sulfurous Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with close set, conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute, narrowly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, setiform, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow with slightly red-lined inside sepals and a few pale spots on the petals.

Synonyms Pedilochilus flavus Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as Pedilochilus flavum drawing fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 as Pedilochilus flava photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide;*Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014