Bulbophyllum zygochilum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Pivot-Like Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 450 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping to somewhat straggling rhizome giving rise to distant, erect ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate, acute-apiculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to patent, 6.4 to 7.2" [16 to 18 cm] long peduncle, 4 bracted, to 8 to 8.8" [20 to 22 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum zygochilum has flowers of a general shape remarkably similar to those of B. maxillare Rchb. f., but distinguished at once by the ciliate lateral sepals, with a row of small warts close to the lower margin, and the short lip, without a linear appendage at the tip."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129:195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide