Bulbophyllum pseudohydra [Summerh.] J M H Shaw 2016 SECTION Chaseela [Summerh.] G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

TYPE for the section


Plant and Flower

Column Detail Photos by Rudi Hromniak and his Orchid Webpage

Common Name The False Hydra Bulbophyllum [Named for the appearance of the leaves]

Flower Size 1/4" [7.5mm]

Found in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Eastern Zambia in upland forests at elevations around 2000 meters on branches as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte related to Bulbophyllum with a long slender rhizome with 3/4 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] between each yellowish-green, oblong-ovoid pseudobulb carrying 6 to 11, apical, in a whorl, linear, stiff, needle-like leaves and blooms in the spring on a basal, 1 to 2 flowered, inflorescence carrying small reddish flowers

Synonyms *Chaseella pseudohydra Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Chasella pseudohydra; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 as Chaseella pseudohydra drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 as Chaseela pseudohydra drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; African Orchids in The Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Chaseela pseudohydra; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Chaseela pseudohydra drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014