Bulbophyllum carnosisepalum J.J.Verm. 1986 SECTION Carnosisepala G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

TYPE for the section

Flower detail

Inflorescence and Plant

Photos by M. Simo and Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Fleshy Sepal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .1" [.25 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Gabon, Zaire and Uganda in lowland and montane forests as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each, orbicular to ellipsoid, compressed, obtusely 2 to 4-angled pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, thick, coriaceous, mid rib slightly prominent abaxially leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence with an erect rachis that is slightly swollen, compressed, 4 angled in cross-section, fractiflex and has each of its 2 concave sides giving rise to flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing ok