Bulbophyllum solangeanum Campacci 2019 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852


TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by M A Campacci

Common Name Solange's Bulbophyllum [Solange Cavalcante Perez dos Santos Brazilian orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in riparian forests at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature [without inflorescence] sized, warm growing epiphyte with a reptant, inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to conic, apically flattened, slightly angular, clustered pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by thin sheaths soon evanescent carrying a single, erect, green, subcoriaceous, oblong, acute apically, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, slightly arched, peduncle ochre colored, rigid, provided with membraneous, amplexicaul off-white, acute bracts, racemose, to 6.8" [17 cm] long, simultaneously 18 flowered inflorescence with persistent, green, triangular, very small floral bracts and carrying alternating flowers.

Similar to Bulbophyllum plumosum vegetatively but the new species differs in the smaller flowers with different coloring and structures.


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