Bulbophyllum vulcanicum Kraenzl. 1914 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Volcanic Bulbophyllum [refers to the plants habitat]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Uganda in mossy forests at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with up to 4.4" [11 cm] between each conical-cylindrical pseudobulb enveloped basally by sheaths and carrying 2 leaves that are present at flowering and blooms on an erect, 16" [40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with a slightly swollen rhachis and each flower is subtended by distichous bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 Vermuellen 1987 drawing photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Siegerist 2001