Bulbophyllum campos-portoi Brade 1951 SECTION Napellii Rchb.f 1861

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Part Sun WarmCoolMIDWinter to MIDSpring

Common Name or Meaning Campos Porto's Bulbophyllum [Brazilian Engineer & Orchid Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo states of Brazil in tree tops of primitive forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .6" [1.5 cm] between each, light green brown, smooth, ovoid, becoming 4 angled with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, dark green, lanceolate, deeply keeled leaf that blooms in the mid winter and mid spring on a basal, thin, erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, then arching, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorecence holding the flowers in the upper third.

This species requires bright light and air circulation


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis 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 fide; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espiritu Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 photo fide