Bipinnula volkmannii Kraenzl. 1903

Plant and Flowers in situ Chile Photos by © Monica Rubio and the Fundación Jardín Botánico Nacional de Viña del's photostream Flickr Orchid Photo Site

suncold spring

Common Name Volkmann's Bipinnula

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in south central Chile as a medium szied, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 4 basal, oblong, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with oblong-acuminate, much longer than the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchioideae Pt 2 Vanilloideae Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2003;