Bulbophyllum chloropterum Rchb.f. 1850 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852

Drawing by Kiko Sene

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Drawing by Patricia L. Ribeiro; Eduardo L. Borba; Antonio L.V. Toscano-de-Brito and Brazilian Journal of Botany On-line version ISSN 1806-9959 Website

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Common Name The Green Sepal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Minas Gerais States of Brazil at elevations of 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, deeply furrowed, quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect lanceolate leaf that blooms in the late spring on a basal, erect, 4.8" [12 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers all facing in one direction.

Synonyms Didactyle galeata Barb.Rodr. 1881; Phyllorkis chloroptera (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano de Brito and Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide