Bulbophyllum blepharochilum Garay 1999 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862

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Full shade

Common Name The Fringed Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with ovoid, obtusely 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse, rounded, below into the supetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, arcuate, provided with 3 sheaths, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, subumbellate, 2 flowered infloresscence with distichous, oblong-elliptic, acute, ampexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy flowers.

Similar to B vanum but it is smaller throughout with dissimilar floral segments other than the column and anther which are quite similar. B capituliflorum also is similar but it has a glabrous lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide;