Bulbophyllum elliottii Rolfe 1891 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep Photo by M Kindler , and his Flickr Orchid Photo WebSite

Inflorescence

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 1936/81; 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; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1983 as B malawiense; 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; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 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 & Herman 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing/photo fide

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