Bulbophyllum filifolium Borba & E.C. Smidt 2004 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Cassio van den Berg /TYPE Drawing by Borba and Smidt and the Biodiversity Library Website

Full ShadeWarmCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Thin Leaved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais State of Brazil on rock outcrops of Quartzite at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with close set, ovoid, slightly 3 to 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thread-like, leathery, folded, acute, canaliculate and attenuate below leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, filiform, to 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a nodding flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Novon 14: 29 2004 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo fide