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

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Part shade Warm Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Small Shoe Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, obtuse to acute, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a pendant, arising from the base of a mature pseudobulb, provided with an inflated, trianglular bract near the base, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Pedilochilus guttulatum Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Pedilochilus guttulatum drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101–113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014