Bulbophyllum involutum Borba, Semir & F.Barros 1998 SECTION Didactyle [Lindley] Cogn. 1902

Drawing by Patricia L. Ribeiro; Eduardo L. Borba; Antonio L.V. Toscano-de-Brito and Brazilian Journal of Botany On-line version ISSN 1806-9959 Website

Part sunCool Summer THROUGH EARLY Spring

Common Name The Involute Bulbophyllum [refers to the inrolled margins of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Bahia States of Brazil on rocks at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing rupicolous lithophyte with a rhizome with 1" [2.5 cm] between each, angular pseudodbulb carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, rigid, oblong leaf that blooms in the summer through early spring on a basal, erect, wine colored, peduncle 14" [35 cm] long, rachis 4" [10 cm] long and at a right angle to the peduncle, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with the flowers adpressed to the rachis.

This species is similar to B impanemensis but this one differs in the lax and spotty [only one or rarely 2 open at a time] flowered, red wine colored inflorescence compared to B impanemense that has a green inflorescence with 2 to 4 flowers open at a time


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano de Brito and Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide