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

Common Name The Santo Bulbophyllum [Named after the island where the type was collected]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide

Found in Vanuatu and Espiritu Santo in primary forests at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .16 to .52" {.4 to 1.2 cm] between each ovoid, slightly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse to acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a single, peduncle 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, with 2 bracts, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with yellow tepals and a darker yellow lip.

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

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

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