Phyllorkis bifaria is an orchid species identified by (Hook.f.) Kuntze in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum bifarium.
ORIGIN: Found in Cameroon, Kenya and Angola in montane forests at elevations around 1600 to 2100 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to cold growing epipyhte and occasional lithophyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid to narrowly conic, ridged pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect, coriaceous, suberect, linear-elliptic, rounded apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 6.4 [16 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence enveloped by up to 12 acute bracts and chartaceous, distichous, spreading lanceolate, acute floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [1 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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