Bulbophyllum aphanopetalum Schltr. 1906 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Photo by © Art Vogel

Part shade HotWarm LATESpringWinter

Common Name or Meaning The ? Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea, New Caledonia and Fiji in dense rain forests at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic leaf that blooms in the late spring through winter on an erect, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum capillipes (Guillaumin) N.Hallé 1973; Cirrhopetalum capillipes Guillaumin 1941; Peltopus aphanopetalus (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNO 1995 photo fide

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