Bulbophyllum micropetaliforme Leite 1946 SECTION Napellii Rchb.f 1861

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Common Name The Small Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping, branching, woody rhizome with .4" [1 cm] between each conical to ovoid, rugose, light green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the late fall through late spring on a basal, erect, wirey, 7.2" [18 cm] long overall, rachis at an angle to the inflorescence, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, few to several [to 10] flowered inflorescence with the successively opening flowers held towards the apex and has 2, linear, acute bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cribbianum Toscano 1992; Bulbophyllum micropetalum Barb.Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide as B micropetalum; Orchidstudium Brasilense Holland Baptista, Docha Neto and Campacci 2005 as B cribbianum; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano de Brito and Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide as B cribbianum; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 as B cribbianum; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espiritu Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo good; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 as B cribbianum photo fide;