Bulbophyllum ascochilum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913 Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo website

Head On Closeup Photo by Art Vogel

Common Name The Bag-Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm] long,

Found in Papua New Guinea with no locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a 4.4 to 8.8" [11 to 22 cm] long, erect to patent, single flowered inflorescence

J J Vewrmeullen states that "Bulbophyllum ascochilum is most similar to B. aristilabre J. J. Sm., B. nitidum Schltr., and B. pulchrum Schltr. It differs form all three in having distinctly clawed petals and a slightly acuminate lip."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen drawing fide