Bulbophyllum plumosum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852

Lip Detail


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Plant and Flowers in situ Minas Gerais, Brazil

Photo by © Ismael Nilton Vischi

Common Name The Feathery Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] wide

Found in Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Goias, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo states of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid to sub rounded pseudobulbs carrying a sdingle apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, acute, rounded into the base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, nutant, few flowered inflorescence.

The species is similar to both B. dusenii and B. gladiatum, differing from both by the presence of transverse beams in the callus groove. It also differs from B. dusenii by the floral scape larger than the rachis and by the median lobe of the oblanceolate lip and from B. gladiatum by the median glabrous or sparsely hairy lobe.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum fractiflexum Pabst 1956; Bulbophyllum lundianum Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881; Bulbophyllum pabstii Garay 1973; *Didactyle plumosa Barb.Rodr 1877; Phyllorkis lundiana (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as B lundianum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as B pabstii drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano de Brito and Cribb 2005; Orchidstudium Brasilense Holland Baptista, Docha Neto and Campacci 2005; Rodriguésia 63 (4) • Dec Mancinelli and Camargo Smidt 2012 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espiritu Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide;