Bulbophyllum acutibracteatum De Wild.1921 SECTION Megaclinium G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep. Photo by Eric Hunt and Orchid Photo Site

Full Shade HottoWarmFall

Common Name The Acute Bracted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands and Zaire in lowland forests at elevations up to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid to ellipsoid, 4 to 6 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic to lanceolate, obtuse, emarginate, thick, leathery leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect to patent, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 6 to 46 flowered inflorescence that has a 4 angled, slightly swollen and flattened, slightly zig-zag rachis and the flowers are held on opposite concave sides.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum acutibracteatum var. rubrobrunneopapillosum (De Wild.) J.J.Verm. 1986; Bulbophyllum fuscoides J.B.Petersen 1952; Bulbophyllum platyrhachis De Wilid. 1906; Bulbophyllum rubrobrunneopapillosum De Wild. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 African Bulbophyllinae Vermuellen 1987 drawing/photo good; African Orchids in The Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing/photo fide;

Bulbophyllum acutibracteatum var. rubrobrunneopapillosum (De Wild.) J.J.Verm. 1986 Photo by The Anthropogen Site

References Orchid Monographs Vol 2 African Bulbophyllinae Vermuellen 1987 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 as B acutebracteatum var rubrobrunneopapillosum;

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