Bulbophyllum denticulatum Rolfe 1891

SECTION Denticulata G A Fischer & J J Vermeullen in prep Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The Denticulate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Cameroon in montane forests at elevations up to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a wiry rhizome with .6 to .72" [1.5 to 1.8 cm] between each ovoid to narrowly ovoid, not to hardly flattened, obtusely 4 angled pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, obtuse apically, emarginate, slightly oblique, coriaceous, thick, midrib slightly prominent abaxially, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect to patent, 7.6 to 12.4" [19 to 31 cm] long, glabrous, with 7 to 9 tubular, obtuse to slightly retuse, membraneous bracts, rachis nodding, terete, glabrous, .1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, many simultaneously open, scattered, rather dense 9 to 21 flowered inflorescence that is 8.8 to 13.6" [22 to 34 cm] long overall, with recurved, membraneous, ovate, acute, rather broad base, floral bracts and carrying not fully open, greenish brown flowers that are often striated purple and an orange lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;