Bulbophyllum injoloense De Wild. 1916 SECTION Megaclinium G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

B injoloense ssp. pseudoxpterum

Drawings by Vermeullen

Common Name The Injolo ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08 to .012" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in Zaire and Zambia in lowland forests, Brachystegia forests and riverine forests at elevations up to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome with 1 to 4.8" [2.5 to 12 cm] between each broadly to narrowly ovoid to ellipsoid, more or less flattened, 2 to 4 angled, yellowish green to orange yellow pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, obtuse apically, emarginate, oblique or not, coriaceous, thick, midrib slightly prominent abaxially, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an erect to patent, usually rather sturdy, swollen and flattened towards the apex, 5.6 to 18" [14 to 45 cm] long, glabrous, with 10 to 18 tubular, acute to obtuse, membraneous bracts, rachis erect to patent, pale yellowish to greenish sometimes stained purple widened and flattened often blade-like, 4 to 18" [10 to 45 cm] long, secund, some open simultaneously, 25 to 65 flowered inflorescence that is 9.6 to 32" [24 to 80 cm] long overall, with reflexed, ovate, acute, rather broad base floral bracts and carrying distichous flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum injoloense subsp. pseudoxypterum (J.J.Verm.) J.J.Verm. 1986; Bulbophyllum injoloense var. pseudoxypterum J.J.Verm. 1984; Megaclinium injoloense De Wild. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Vermeullen 1987 as B injoloense ssp pseudoxypterum drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 as Bulbophyllum injoloense subsp. pseudoxypterum