Bulbophyllum elliottii Rolfe 1891 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Photo by M Kindler , and his Flickr Orchid Photo WebSite


Plant In Situ Zimbabwe reddish bulbs on left - on right is Bulb sandersoni]

Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Part shadeHot Warm Fall

Common Name Elliott's Bulbophyllum [English Orchid Collector Madagascar 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Burundia, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Transvaal South Africa and Madagascar in dry woodlands and evergreen forests at elevations of 250 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, squat, ovoid, wrinkled, ridged, yellow to reddish pseduobulbs carrying 2 apical, fleshy, broadly elliptic, apically bilobed leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm], swollen, purple, few flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum malawiense B.Morris 1968

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 as B malawiense; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo ok; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as B malawiense photo good; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1983 as B malawiense drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 as B malawiense; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo ok; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing/photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018;