Bulbophyllum schimperianum Kraenzl. 1902 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862

Inflorescence and Plant

Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeWarm CoolWinter SpringSummer Fall

Common Name or Meaning Schimper's Bulbophyllum [German Plant collector 1800's]

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Zaire and Uganda in lowland to montane forests at elevations up tp 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with usually ovoid, occasionally orbicular to obreniform, slightly flattened , obtusely 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly oblong to linear-lanceolate, obtuse to acute, gradually into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring, summer or fall on a basal, near erect, to arching, terete, glabrous, 3.8 to 23.8" [9.5 to 59 cm] long, scattered to densely 10 to 100 flowered inflorescence with many to a few simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum acutisepalum De Wild. 1916; Bulbophyllum xanthoglossum Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 as B acutisepalum drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa, Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 as B acutisepalum; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Vol 2 Cribb 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing/photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing ok