Bulbophyllum warmingianum Cogn. 1902 SECTION Didactyle [Lindley] Cogn. 1902

Photo by Luiz Menini Neto & Rafaela Campostrini Forzza

Another Flower

Plants in situ Minas Gerais

Plant habitat

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name or Meaning Warming's Bulbophyllum [Danish Plant Collector Brazil late 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in the foothills of Minas Gerais and Goias states of Brazil on exposed rocks often in full sun as a warm to cool growing lithophyte with ovoid, rugose, reddish pseudobubs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse leaf that flowers in the fall on an erect, basal, 2' [60 cm] long, bracteate inflorescence arising with a new growth carrying several, fragrant flowers.

CAUTION!!! Many references cite this as a synonym of B exaltatum but I have left them separate for now pending more research.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum vaughanii Brade 1951; Bulbophyllum vittatum Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as B vittatum; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1976 drawing fide