Bulbophyllum epiphytum Barb.Rodr.1877 SECTION Micranthae Barb Rodr. 1882

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and

Partial shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Epiphytic Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Goias and Bahia states of Brazil and Bolivia on rocks in grasslands at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with clustered ovoid to globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, semicylindrical, linear-lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, sinuous, 3.6" [9 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorfescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano de Brito and Cribb 2005 drawing fide