Bulbophyllum roraimense Rolfe 1896 SECTION Didactyle [Lindley] Cogn. 1902

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

Another Flower?

Photo by Dave Alford

Part sun Cool Cold LATE SpringTHROUGH Summer

Common Name The Roirama Bulbophyllum [A mountain near the borders of Venezuela and Guyana]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana and Bahia State of Brazil on tree trunks at elevations up to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a rhizome with 1" [2.5 cm] between each, yellow green, angular pseudodbulb carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer through early spring on a basal, erect, 14.2" [36 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence with the flowers adpressed to the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Cuatra Parte Foldats 1970; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Toscano de Brito and Cribb 2005 drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, Mynik-Ejsmont, Sawicka, Ruthkowski and Baranow 2012 drawing fide