Bulbophyllum machupicchuense D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SECTION Didactyle [Lindley] Cogn. 1902

TYPE Drawing by D.E.Benn. & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Macchu Picchu Bulbophyllum [A Incan Historic Site in Peru]

Flower Size

Found in Peru on rocky shrub covered slopes at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a woody rhizome and .8 to 1 [2 to 2.5 cm] between each ovoid, sulcate, 4 angled, ridged pseudoulb carrying a single apical, yellowish green, coriaceous, oblong, abruptly attenuate to conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, peduncle erect, slender, purple, stiff, 7 to 9, semi-remote, tubular, translucent bracts, elongate, rachis arching, 16 [40 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum Plate 612 Bennett & Chostenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;