Monographs Details: Bulbophyllum exaltatum Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auydn-tepui, 1110 m alt., December 7, 1937, G. H. H. Tate 1222; same locality, faldas meridionales: vecindad de Guayaraca, en la primera (inferior) meseta (hombrillo) arriba del valle de Kamarata, 1000 m alt., epiphyte on trees and on rocks in exposed situations at rocky edge of escarpment, pseudobulb 4-angled, yellowish green, leaves erect, stiff, yellow olive green, inflorescence nodding at tip, flowers maroon-purple-red with creamy-white erect crest hairs. May 18, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 94209; between the base of Ptari-tepui and the first ridge above Rio Karuai, epiphyte on tree trunk in dense forest along Rio Karuai, 1220-1375 m alt., Steyermark 60611; Ptari-tepui, 1600 m alt., dry sandy and rocky sandstone exposures on level ground adjacent to swamp on plateau portion of southeast-facing slopes, terrestrial, pseudobulb yellow-green and 4-angled, leaves coriaceous, olive green, erect, inflorescence nodding, peduncle dark wine-purple, sepals wine-purple "cross bands alternating with pale greenish," petals wine-purple, lip dull lavender with creamy-white margin, column dark dull lavender, "appendage or crest above column with white processes, yellowish and green at tip," November 1, 1944, Steyermark 59674. Amazonas: Cerro Duida, Rio Cunucunuma, 1700-1800 m alt., in open scrub on ridge west of C a m p Culebra, terrestrial, pseudobulbs angled, "outer perianth parts purple-mottled inside," November 22, 1950, B. Maguire, R. S. Cowan & J. J. Wurdack 29690. Guayana (type).
Distribution:Venezuela South America
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