Bulbophyllum fayi J.J.Verm. 1992 SECTION Megaclinium G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.



Photos by Victor Droissart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Full Shade Hot Warm LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning Fay's Bulbophyllum [original collector of species current]

Flower Size

Found in the Central African Republic, Cameroon and Gabon at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a patent rhizome with 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] between each ovoid, 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, linear, obtuse, slightly emarginate, somewhat oblique, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, rachis, terete, slightly zig-zag, bent, glabrous to fine black hairy [3.2 to 7 cm] long, to 40 flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-oblong, obtuse to acute floral bracts carrying distichous, spreading flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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