Bulbophyllum manarae Foldats 1968 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852


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

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Common Name Manara's Bulbophyllum [Venezuelan Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Minas Gerais State of Brazil on trees near rivers at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, deeply furrowed, quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect lanceolate leaf that blooms in the later summer on a basal, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, several to 30 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing not = B fendlerianum; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano de Brito and Cribb 2005 drawing fide; KEW BULLETIN VOL. 63: 339340 Smidt & Cribb 2008 Bulbophyllum fendlerianum (Orchidaceae), a new species from Venezuela