Bulbophyllum geraense Rchb.f. 1864 SECTION Didactyle [Lindley] Cogn. 1902 Drawing by Widgren and The Royal Botanical Garden Kew

Part ShadeHotWarm

Common Name or Meaning The Minas Gerais Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guyana, Venezuela, and Minas Gerais state of Brazil as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte

Similar to B exaltata and often as a synonym of, but B geraense has a smooth lip except at the base, and a strongly toothed apex. The fleshy ridge in the middle of the lip is singularily large and the teeth of the column are as long as the column itself with its foot included.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum antenniferum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Bulbophyllum geraense Rchb.f. 1864; Didactyle antennifera Lindl. 1852; Phyllorkis geraensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 250 Rchb.f 1861 as B antenniferum; *W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 928 Rchb.f 1864