Bulbophyllum cantagallense (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902 SECTION Napellii Rchb.f 1861 Photo by W Rysy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Website

Part shadeWarm Fall

Common Name The Cantagallo Bulbophyllum [A town in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 500 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, woody rhizome with .64" [1.6 cm] in between each, cone-like, vertically ridged with age, green tinted with light yellow pseuobulbs carryinjg a single, apical, erect, stiff, leathery, keeled, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, thin, wiry, horizontal, 6.8" [17 cm] long, overall, rachis abruptly curiing downwards, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying alternate, sequential flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum mirandaianum Hoehne 1947; *Didactyle cantagallense Barb.Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 as Bulbophyllum mirandaianum photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espirito Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide;

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