Bulbophyllum calimanianum V.P.Castro & G.F.Carr 2007 SECTION Napellii Rchb.f 1861

Photo by Charles Bringer and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part sunCool Fall

Common Name Caliman's Bulbophyllum [Brazilian Bothers and Orchid Enthusiasts current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, tetragonal pseudodbulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, apiculate, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, 10" [25 cm] long overall, rachis to 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION According to the only reference that I have this flower does not match the photo provided but it is an exact match for the drawing and written description. Please use with caution pending better references.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espirito Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo not????;