Bulbophyllum bidenticulatum J.J.Verm. 1984 SECTION Bifarium G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

Flower Closeup

Inflorescenece Photos by Vincent Droissart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Common Name The Two Toothed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Kenya in lower montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1200 meters and in Kenya around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] between each ovoid to narrowly conical, slightly compressed, 4 to 6 angled pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, coriaceous, thick, rounded to obtuse, apically bidentate leaves that blooms on an erect, 2 to 5" [5 to 12.5 cm] long, 6 to 22 flowered, slightly fractiflex, rather lax, racemose inflorescence carrying many, simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bidenticulatum subsp. joyceae J.J.Verm. 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 2 Cribb 1984 as B bifarium; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996;

Bulbophyllum bidenticulatum subsp. joyceae J.J.Verm. 1987 Photo by Bob Campbell and the Orchids of Kenya

The orchid in the photo is the subspecies joyceae found only in Kenya and differs from the type in larger flowers, occurs at higher elevations and is an epiphyte only.

References Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 as B bidenticulatum var joyceae drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing fide

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