Bulbophyllum minutipetalum Schltr 1913 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Photo by Leslie Garay Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved.

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Common Name The Small-Petaled Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, unifoliate epiphyte at elevations up to 2000 meters with subcylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, acute, glabrous leaf with the base narrowly subpetiolate that blooms in the winter and spring on a 2" to 2 3/4" [5 to 7 cm] long, basal, single flowered inflorescence that holds the wide open flower below the leaves. This species grows in deep shade annd needs cool to hot temperatures, a moisture holding medium and regular fertilizer to grow well in captivity.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum blepharadenium Schltr. 1919; Bulbophyllum squamipetalum Schltr. 1919; Peltopus minutipetalus (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing ok; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 6 1997 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide;