Bulbophyllum mentosum Barb.Rodr. 1877 SECTION Micranthae Barb Rodr. 1882

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 sunCoolSpring

Common Name The Mentum Bulbophyllum [refers to the mentum that is formed beneath the column and the lateral sepals]

Flower Size .4" [5 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Bahia and Santa Catarina states of Brazil on rocks at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing rupicolus lithophyte with a rhizome with 1" [2,5 cm] between each, angular pseuodbulb carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, rigid, oblong leaf that blooms in the 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano de Brito and Cribb 2005 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Rodriguésia 63 (4) • Dec Mancinelli and Camargo Smidt 2012 drawing fide