Bifrenaria verboonenii G.A.Romero & V.P.Castro 2000

Plant and Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Vittorino Castro

Fragrant part Sun Warm CoolFall

Common Name Verboone's Bifrenaria [Brazilian Collector of Species Current]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Minas Gerias Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, rupicolus orchid with conic-tetragonic, yellowish green, apically dark brown ringed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, plicate, erect, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the short, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, stiff, 9 3/4" 23 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered, terete inflorescence with sparse amplexicaul bracts and small, broadly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 2 Encyclias Campacci 2003; Icones Orchidacearum Brasiliensis II Plate 122 Castro & Romero 2006 as Baptistonia [Misapplication, see back of page] verbooneii drawing/photo fide