Bulbophyllum vareschii Foldats 1968 SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f. 1852

Drawing by Foldats

Common Name Vareschi's Bulbophyllum [Austrian Botanist in Venezuela Original Collector of Speceies 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Tachira Venezuela at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, spherical-subtetragonal, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, acute, oblong leaf that blooms on a basal, erect, to 4.4" [11 cm] long overall, peduncle enveloped by 3 to 4, scarious, tubular, distaant bracts, rachis 1" [2.5 cm] apically several flowered inflorescence with scarious, ovate, obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Quarta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; KEW BULLETIN VOL. 63: 339340 Smidt & Cribb 2008 Bulbophyllum fendlerianum (Orchidaceae), a new species from Venezuela