Bulbophyllum chloroglossum Rchb.f. 1871 SECTION Micranthae Barb Rodr. 1882


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Common Name The Green Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Federal District, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil and Paraguay in Cerrado at elevations of 500 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to oblong, acute to obtuse leaf that blooms in the early summer on a thin, peduncle [4.3 to 5.8 cm] long, cylindrical, rachis [14.1 to 29.5 cm] long, pendulous, 64 to 80 flowered inflorescence

Similar to B micranthum but differs in the flat leaf, the 64 to 80 flowered inflorescence and the glabrous lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Rodriguésia 63 (4) • Dec Mancinelli and Camargo Smidt 2012 drawing fide