Bulbophyllum purpureum Thwaites 1861 SECTION Globiceps Vermuelen Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade

Common Name The Purple Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka in wet evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, thin, obtuse leaf that blooms on an erect, .8" [2 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an apical, loose umbel.

Synonyms Phyllorkis trimenii (Thwaites) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;