Bulbophyllum humblotii Rolfe 1891 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Drawing by John S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Humblot's Bulbophyllum [French Botanist in Madagascar 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and the Seychelles in Brachystegia forests at elevations around 650 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 1/2" to 1.4" [1.25 cm to 3.5 cm] between each ovoid to elliptic to orbicular, not to hardly flattened, obtusely 4 angled pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, thick, narrowly oblong to broadly linear-lanceolate, obtuse to acute, slightly emarginate, not oblique, midrib not prominent abaxially, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to arching, terete, glabrous,.6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.2 cm] long, 4 to 11 flowered inflorescence, with 4 to 5 tubular, acute, membraneous, glabrous abaxially bracts and recurved, ovate to triangular, acute to acuminate, membraneous, slightly keeled and glabrous abaxially floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum album Jum. & H.Perrier 1912; Bulbophyllum laggiarae Schltr. 1918; Bulbophyllum luteolabium H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum linguiforme P.J.Cribb 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B album drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B laggarae; Adansonia n.s., 5: 388 Bossser 1969 Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;