Bulbophyllum tripetalum Lindl. 1842 SECTION Didactyle [Lindley] Cogn. 1902

Side View of Flower

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Common Name The Three Petaled Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay at elevations around 740 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, peduncle 5.8 to 8.64" [14.5 to 21.6 cm] long, rachis 3.92 to 5.6" [9.8 to 14 cm] long, 9 to 17 flowered inflorescence with well spaced flowers

Synonyms Didactyle tripetala (Lindl.) Lindl. 1852; Phyllorchis tripetala (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 9 2004 photo fide; Orchidstudium Brasilense Holland Baptista, Docha Neto and Campacci 2005; Rodriguésia 63 (4) • Dec Mancinelli and Camargo Smidt 2012 drawing fide