Bulbophyllum pitengoense Campacci 2008 SECTION Micranthae Barb Rodr. 1882

Plant and Side View of flower

Photos by Marco Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Pitengo Bulbophyllum [A hill near Itabirinha Minas Gerais Brazil]

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovate-teragonal, green pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, green, terete, erect, rigid, attenuate and canaliculate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, rigid, to 2 [5 cm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence with persistent, cream colored, triangular, acute, partially enveloping the dorsal sepal floral bracts and carrying patent, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orchideas Brazileras 8 Campacci 2008 photo/drawing fide;