Bulbophyllum porphyrostachys Summerh. 1951 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep


Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeFall

Common Name or Meaning The Purple Gr4ain Bulbophyllum [Refers to the flowers on the inflorescence]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Equatorial Guinea in rain and semi deciduous forests as a small sized epiphyte with 1.4 to 2.8" [3.5 to 7 cm] between each, ellipsoid, slightly compressed, sharply 4 to 5 angled pseudobulb carrying two, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect to patent, terete, glabrous, 3 to 4.8" " [7.5 to 22 cm] long, slightly swollen, flattened, 18 to 50 flowered inflorescence that is 4 angled in coss-section and has concave sides from which the disitchous flowers arise


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 photo/drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #3 2010 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing ok