Bulbophyllum fendlerianum E.C.Smidt & P.J.Cribb 2008 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852

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Common Name Fendler's Bulbophyllum [August Fendler (1813 1881), a German explorer and botanical collector in South and North America, who discovered it]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] wide

Found in northeastern Venezuela in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, sessile, lanceolate, canaliculate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect to arching, to 2" [5 cm] long overall, peduncle .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, rachis .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with broadly lanceolate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying distichous, dark red brown flowers with a dark red brown lip with the underside white baslly.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as B mananre drawing fide; * KEW BULLETIN VOL. 63: 339340 Smidt & Cribb 2008 Bulbophyllum fendlerianum (Orchidaceae), a new species from Venezuela