Bulbophyllum lophoton J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913 TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The Crested Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip apex?]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide - !" [2.5 cm] long

Found in eastern New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 2200 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .4 to 1.4" {1 to 3.5 cm] between each ovoid to lenticular, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a single, patent to pendulous peduncle .52 to 2.2" [1.3 to 5.5 cm] long, with 3 bracts, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with yellowish green tepals with or without purple veins and a yellow lip.

Synonyms Peltopus lophotos (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;