Bulbophyllum gladiatum Lindl.1842 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852

Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista © and Orchidstudium

Common Name or Meaning The Sword-Shaped Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers overall shape]

Flower Size .8" 2 cm]

Found in Bahia, Districto Federal, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina States of Brazil in Brazil in dense Ombrofilous forests as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-conical, tetragonal, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, shortly attenuate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, basal, 6" [15 cm] long, with a few sterile bracts, densely several flowered inflorescence carrying secund flowers.

This species is very similar to B. plumosum, differing by the dense hairs on the lip and by the smooth surface of the callus.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum nemorosum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902; Bulbophyllum ochraceum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902; Bulbophyllum quadricolor (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902; Didactyle nemorosa Barb.Rodr. 1877; Didactyle ochracea Barb.Rodr. 1881; Didactyle quadricolor Barb.Rodr. 1881; Phyllorkis gladiata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as B nemerosum drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as B quadricolor drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as B ochraceum drawing fide; Rodriguésia 63 (4) • Dec Mancinelli and Camargo Smidt 2012 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espiritu Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide;