Bulbophyllum fuscopurpureum Wight 1851 SECTION Antennata Pfitz 1888

TYPE for the section

Photos by Mathew Jose Mathew

Part shade Spring

Common Name The Yellow-Brown Purple Bulbophyllum - The Tongue Orchid

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Nilghiri Hills of India with a stout rhizome with .8" [2 cm] between each ovoid, pseudobulb carrying a single, oblong, obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a stout, semi-erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Phyllorkis fuscopurpurea (Wight) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1868 as Bolbophyllum balaeniceps drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Rasmussen 2014