Bulbophyllum gladiatum Lindl.1842 SECTION Xiphizusa Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name or Meaning The Sword-Shaped Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers overall shape]

Flower Size .8" 2 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo States of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with close set, ovoid-conical, tetragonal, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, shortly attenuate base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, 6" [15 cm] long, with a few sterile bracts, densely several flowered inflorescence carrying secund flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum nemorosum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902; Bulbophyllum ochraceum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902; Bulbophyllum quadricolor (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902; Didactyle nemorosa Barb.Rodr. 1877; Didactyle ochracea Barb.Rodr. 1881; Didactyle quadricolor Barb.Rodr. 1881; Phyllorkis gladiata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espiritu Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide;

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