Bulbophyllum bohnkeanum Campacci 2008 SECTION Napellii Rchb.f 1861

Plant and Inflorescence

TYPE Drawing

Photos/Drawing by Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm LATESpring

Common Name Bohnke's Bulbophyllum [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations above 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, repent epiphyte with a long rhizome giving rise to red, rugose, tetragonal pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, green yellow leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, peduncle flexuous, 12" [30 cm] long, enveloped by persistent, membraneous, amplexicaul bracts, rachis geniculate, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, alternate, successively 4 to 5 at anthesis, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with membraneous, persistent, triangular floral bracts carrying non-resupinate but positioned like this because of the curvature of the inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 6 Campacci 2008 drawing/photo fide