Bulbophyllum psychrophilum

Bulbophyllum psychrophilum

Bulbophyllum psychrophilum (F.Muell.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel

Type: McGregor s.n., ex Owen Stanley range (holo MEL, lost; photo LAE)


  • Dendrobium psychrophilum F.Muell., Trans. Roy. Soc. Victoria 2 (1889) 24
    - Type: McGregor s.n., ex Owan Stanley range (holo MEL, lost; photo LAE)
  • Pedilochilus psychrophilum (F.Muell.) Ormerod, Oasis 2 (2001) 5 ('Pediochilus')

Very small, tufted. Roots many, thin-filiform, flexuose. Pseudobulbs mostly truncate-ovate, 0.8-1.7 cm long, much wrinkled when dried. Leaves very small, linear-lanceolate, 1.9 cm long, somewhat channelled. Inflorescence solitary from the base of the pseudobulb, filiform, 3.8-6.3 cm long, at the base and at the middle with a cylindrical membranous peduncle-scale. Floral bract membranous, almost lanceolate, 0.6 cm long. Pedicel and ovary short. Sepals membranous, broadly lanceolate, 1.3 cm long, somewhat acuminate, the median sepal rather shorter; the lateral sepals slightly protruding at the base in front. Petals hardly more than 1/3 the length of the sepals, translucent, membranous, ovate-lanceolate, at the base obtuse. Lip almost equalling the sepals in length, to near the apex thin-membranous, ovate, but longitudinally concave, ending in a short, somewhat fleshy, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, smooth lobe. Column very short. Anther towards the apex gradually narrowed.
(After Von Mueller, 1889)

Not recorded.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Dendrobieae
  • Subtribe Bulbophyllinae
  • Genus Bulbophyllum
  • Section Pedilochilus
  • Species Bulbophyllum psychrophilum

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Bulbophyllum psychrophilum

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