Bulbophyllum burttii Summerh. 1953 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862

Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

Drawing Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name Burtt's Bulbophyllum [American Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rwanda and Zaire in montane forests at elevations of 1900 to 2100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a cylindrical rhizome with .72" to 3.6" [1.8 to 9 cm] between each very narrowly ovoid, slightly to moderately flattened, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate to linear, obtuse, emarginate, usually oblique, coriaceous rather thick, mid rib slightly prominent abaxially leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect to patent, peduncle 3.6 to 6" [9 to 15 cm] long, occasionally swollen towards the apex, basally flattened, glabrous, 3 to 5 bracted, 5.2 to 11.2" [13 to 28 cm] long overall, rachis erect, terete to slightly swollen, slightly zig zag, bent, 2.6 to 5.6" [6.5 to 14 cm] long, glabrous, densely 15 to 26 flowered inflorescence with recurved, membraneous, keeled and glabrous abaxially floral bracts and carrying distichous, secund, many open simultaneously, partially open, yellow to greenish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;