Bulbophyllum leucorhachis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1905 SECTION Megaclinium G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

Photos by Francisco Perez-Vera

Common Name The White Rachis Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast at elevations of 100 to 1000 metere as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, erect, elongate-ovoid, 3 to 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, subacute, coriaceous, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long overall, peduncle 4" [10 cm] long, rachis at an angle, somewhat applanate, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, ivory colored, successively 2 to 3, many flowered inflorescence with oval, obtuse, imbricate, almost as wide as the rachis floral bracts and carrying distichous, ivory white flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum linderi Summerh. 1935; Megaclinium leucorhachis Rolfe 1891


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 as B linderi photo/drawing fide;