Bulbophyllum steyermarkii Foldats 1968 SECTION Bulbophyllaria [Rchb.f] Griseb. 1864

Flower Closeup

Photos By Bernard McDonald

Common Name Steyermark's Bulbophyllum [American Botanist in Venezuela 20th cen]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in very wet montane forests as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte occuring in open forests at elevations of 1200 to 2800 meters with elongate, ovoid, slightly rugose pseudobulbs subtended by 2 scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse leaf that is conduplicate towards the petiolate base that blooms in the summer on a basal, erect, bracteate, 13" [32.5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with an arching, fleshy peduncle carrying many flowers held well above the leaves

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bracteosum C. Schweinf. 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela: An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 363 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 016 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 101 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see Distribution section; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing good/photo ok