Bulbophyllum paterangeli Campacci 2018 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852


Plant and flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos/Drawing by Marcos Campacci

Full Shade Hot Warm LATE Fall

Common Name The Pater Angel Bulbophyllum [refers tothe community near where the orchid was discovered]

Flower Size .2" [.5 mm] wide

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in sparse forests at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, creeping epiphyte with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to subsperical, apically flattened, slightly tetragonal, green pseudobulbs enveloped by evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, green, arched, subcoriaceous, oblong, acute, narrowing below into conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, racemose, slightly arched, rigid, ocher colored, with membraneous, off-white, acute bracts, to [17 cm] long, simultaneously 15 flowered inflorescence with persistent, green, triangular, very small floral bracts and carrying alternating, pendent flowers

This species is similar to P plumosum but it has more intensely colored yellow flowers and a differnt structure both vegetatively and florally.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 15 Campacci & Silva 2019 photo/drawing fide