Bulbophyllum oerstedii (Rchb.f.) Hemsl. 1884 SECTION Bulbophyllaria

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Common Name or Meaning Oersted's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Florida, Mexico, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, southern Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guinea and northern Brazil at elevations of 50 to 500 [1200] meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close-set, ovoid, tetragon, each face concave sided pseudobulbs and carries a single apical, erect, coriaceous narrowly ovate, obtuse, constricted below in tothe short petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, erect, to 18" [45 cm] long, several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with elongate bracts that partly envelop the flower

Synonyms *Bolbophyllaria oerstedii Rchb.f. 1855; Bulbophyllum vinosum Schltr. 1918; Phyllorkis oerstedii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide for first photo; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide for first photo; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal 2001; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing good/photo ok; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018

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