Bulbophyllum meridense Rchb.f.1850 SECTION Didactyle [Lindley] Cogn. 1902 Photo by Marcello Rodrigues

Another Flower form different petals and lip Photo by The Vivero Agroriente Orchid Website

Part Shade Warm Cool fall

Common Name or Meaning The Merida Bulbophyllum [A city in Venezuela]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and northern Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with quadrangular, ovoid, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect then abruptly arching, 10" [25 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Didactyle gladiata Lindl. 1852; Didactyle meridensis (Rchb.f.) Lindl. 1852; Phyllorkis meridensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Xiphizusa chloroptera Rchb.f. 1852; Xiphizusa gladiata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids COS Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo good to the second photo ; Orchidees du Bresil, As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo, Espiritu Santo Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide;

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