Bulbophyllum atropurpureum Barb. Rodr. 1877 SECTION Napellii Rchb.f 1861

Photo courtesy of © Dalton Holland Baptista © and Orchidstudium

Another Flower

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Inflorescence in Cloud Forest

Another Inflorescence

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Common Name The Black Purple Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 300 meters in cloud forests as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with .4" [1 cm] between each, conical, 4-angled psuedobulb and carrying a single, apical, stiff, light green, linear-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the fall in Brazil on a basal, stiff, fine, purple, 7.2" [18 cm] long, erect to arching, then at right angles at rachis, several to many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 photo good; Rodriguésia 63 (4) • Dec Mancinelli and Camargo Smidt 2012 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espirito Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide;