Bulbophyllum atropurpureum Barb. Rodr. 1877 SECTION Napellii Rchb.f 1861 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Flower Photos courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Archives, photo by George Kennedy Copyright

Inflorescence in Cloud Forest

Another Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl Copyright

Common Name The Black Purple Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 300 meters in cloud forests as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with .4" [1 cm] between each, conical, 4-angled psuedobulb and carrying a single, apical, stiff, light green, linear-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the fall in Brazil on a basal, stiff, fine, purple, 7.2" [18 cm] long, erect to arching, then at right angles at rachis, several to many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 photo good; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espirito Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide;