Bulbophyllum simile Schltr. 1913SECTION Pelma Schlechter 1913

Type Drawing of B erythrochilum Drawings by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Similar Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in range forests at elevations around 1000 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome giving rise to close set, oblong to subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, apiculate leaf that blooms in the summer on a very short, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers of B simile are white with a lip that is brown that becomes yellow with time.

Schlechter states that the flowers of B erythrochilum are white with a cinnabar red lip .

Synonyms Bulbophyllum erythrochilum Schltr. 1913; Pelma simile (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B erythrochilum drawing fide; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide

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