Bulbophyllum concavibasalis P.Royen 1979 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913 Drawing by P. Van Royen and New Guinea Orchid Website

Common Name The Concave Basal Ovary Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in sparse mossy subalpine scrub at elevations around 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, bract covered rhizome with close set, at right angles to the rhizome, glabrous, cylindrical-claviform, slightly ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by bracts and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, papillate near the tip only, elliptic-spathulate, acute, narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 2, basal, erect, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, terete, single flowered inflorescence with one, tubular, obliquely truncate, acute, crested, glabrous bract and 1 to 2 others at the base

Synonyms Bulbophyllum loroglossum J.J.Verm. 1993; Hapalochilus concavibasalis (P.Royen) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986; Peltopus loroglossus (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea P. Van Royen 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 as B loroglossum drawing ok;