Bulbophyllum oxychilum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Oreonastes G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep


Whole Plant

Column Detail

Photos by Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Another Flower Color Angle

Photo by Art Vogel

White Flowers


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Manuel Lucas

Common Name The Pointed Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" max [1 cm max]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Gabon, Zaire and Uganda in wet rain forests at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 3/4" [2 cm] between each, angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, 12" [30 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with flowers strongly scented of coumarin, a substance used in rat poison and as an anti-coagulant and an anti-fungicide.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum buntingii Rendle 1913; Bulbophyllum ellipticum De Wild. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 as B buntingii; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as B buntingii drawing ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Vol 2 Cribb 1984as B buntingii; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 photo/drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing fide/photo ok