Bulbophyllum rugosibulbum Summerh. 1960 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862


Photos by Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm Fall Winter

Common Name The Rugose Bulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [7.5 mm]

Found in Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi in brachystegia woodlands forming mats on trunks and lower branches at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, small, reddish, rugose pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, deciduous, light green, grass-like leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, 2.4" [6 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Malawi Vol 1 La Croix 1983; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Vol 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing ; African Orchids In The Wild and Cultivation Stewart 1997; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;