Bulbophyllum nagelii L.O.Williams 1939

SECTION Furvescens E C Schmidt, Borba & Vandenburg in prep TYPE for the section

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Part shade Cold MIDSpring EARLY Summer

Common Name Nagel's Bulbophyllum [German Orchid Collector in Mexico 1900's

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in central and southwestern Mexico in pine/oak forests at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a membraneous bract soon evanescent, giving rise to an elliptic to ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, coriaceous, oblong, acute leaf that blooms in the mid spring through early summer on a synanthous to proteranthous, erect to apically drooping up to 20 degrees, peduncle 1" [2.5 cm] long, 2" [5 cm] long overall, spirally arranged, racemose, few to many flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers, with their lateral sepals free, the petals erect and the anther without a protrusion taller than the anterior margin.

Synonyms Aulosepalum tenuiflorum (Greenm.) Garay 1980 publ.1982; Deiregynopsis tenuiflora (Greenm.) Rauschert 1982; Gamosepalum tenuiflorum (Greenm.) Schltr. 1920; Sarcoglottis tenuiflora (Greenm.) Conz. 1947; *Spiranthes tenuiflora Greenm. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide;