Bulbophyllum subligaculiferum J.J.Verm. 1987 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Vincent Droissart and his Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shade HotWinter

Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Gabon in primary forests at elevations around 570 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with .4" [1 cm] between each, orbicular to ovoid, distinctly flattened, sharply 2 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, obtuse, hardly emarginate, slightly obique, midrib slightly prominent abaxially, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, sinuous, glabrous, erect, terete, to 38" [95 cm] long, successively few to 45 flowered inflorescence with 11, tubular, acute to obtuse bracts and recurved, hardly concave, lanceolate, acute to slightly acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 photo/drawing fide