Bulbophyllum violaceum (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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Common Name The Purple Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in primary forests at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short creeping rhizome with .4" [1 cm] between each conical, furrowed pseudobulb and carrying a single apical, lanceolate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a, arising from the rhizome, 1.6" [4 cm] long, erect, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Diphyes violacea Blume 1825; Phyllorchis violacea (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen