Bulbophyllum aechmophorum J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

photo by E F de Vogel

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Spear-Point Bulbophyllum [Refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide - 2" [5 cm] long

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1800 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .16 to 72" [.4 to 1.8 cm] between each ovoid, not to hardly flattened, suffused with brown pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, obtuse to acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the the spring on a single, peduncle 3.52 to 1.8" [3.8 to 4.5 cm] long, with 3 bracts, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with pale green to yellow green sepals with more or less pinkish to dark purple veins, with or without a purple apex and the lip and column are bright green.

Synonyms \Peltopus aechmophorus (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;