Bulbophyllum humblotii Rolfe 1891 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep. Drawing by John S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade WarmLATERSpring

Common Name Humblot's Bulbophyllum [French Botanist in Madagascar 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and the Seychelles in Brachystegia forests at elevations around 650 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with 1/2" to 1.4" [1.25 cm to 3.5 cm] between each ovoid to elliptic to orbicular, not to hardly flattened, obtusely 4 angled pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, thick, narrowly oblong to broadly linear-lanceolate, obtuse to acute, slightly emarginate, not oblique, midrib not prominent abaxially, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect to arching, terete, glabrous,.6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.2 cm] long, 4 to 11 flowered inflorescence, with 4 to 5 tubular, acute, membraneous, glabrous abaxially bracts and recurved, ovate to triangular, acute to acuminate, membraneous, slightly keeled and glabrous abaxially floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum album Jum. & H.Perrier 1912; Bulbophyllum laggiarae Schltr. 1918; Bulbophyllum luteolabium H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum linguiforme P.J.Cribb 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007;

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