Bulbophyllum vanum J.J.Verm. 1984 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862


Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Part ShadeHotWarm

Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Gabon and Zaire in hill forests at elevations up to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .1 to .4" [.2 to .8 cm] between each ovoid to orbicular, slightly compressed, inconspicuously and obtusely 3 to 5 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong to broadly linear-lanceolate, rounded to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, slightly swollen, fractiflex, glabrous [1.8 to 2.8 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with mostly simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum wrightii Summerh 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015