Bulbophyllum aristatum (Rchb.f.) Hemsl. 1884 SECTION Bulbophyllaria [Rchb.f] Griseb. 1864 Photo by Robert Dressler and The Epidendra Website

deep Shade Hot Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Spiked Bulbophyllum [refers to the aristate petals]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Venezuela at elevations of 55 to 1500 meters as a hot to cool , pendent growing epiphyte with .8" [2 cm] between each, ovoid, angular pseuduobulb carrying 2 apical, erect, coriaceous, dark brilliant green above, pallid green beneath, linear, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the sessile base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, erect, to 14" [35 cm] overall, the swollen, thick, fleshy, round, dark green, slightly asperous rachis to 3.6" [9 cm] long, peduncle and rachis at right angle, many flowered inflorescence carrying spiraling, sessile flowers .

Synonyms *Bolbophyllaria aristata Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952-4 drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of Central America Lo Williams CEIBA Vol 5 1956; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Cuatra Parte Foldats 1970; The Orchids of El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Manual De Plantas de Costa Rica Volumen 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide