Bulbophyllum gyaloglossum J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913 TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuellen in Orchi Monographs Vol 7 1993

Deep shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Hollow Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea within primary forests at elevaions of 2400 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pendulous rhizome giving rise to non-flattened, ovoid to cylindrical, .6 to 1.6" [1.5 to 4 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single, linear-ovate, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, with 2 braccts, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long overall, rachis 1.12 to 1.4" [2.8 to 3.5 cm] long, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and flowers that do not open fully and have the tepals white and a pale yellow lip. Synonyms Pelma gyaloglossum (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001

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