Fransico Perez-Vera

Bulbophyllum ivorense P.J.Cribb & Pérez-Vera 1975 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862

TYPE Photo © by Fransico Perez-Vera


Drawing © by Vermeullen

Common Name The Ivory Coast Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and Zaire in lowland and montane forests at elevations up to 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with short rhizome with .24 to .8" [.6 to 2 cm] between each orbicular to ovoid, slightly flattened, obtusely 2 to 4 angled, yellowish pseudobulb carrying a single, pale green, broadly lanceolate to narrowly linear-lanceolate, rounded apically, either slightly emarginate to oblique or not, coriaceous, thick, midrib not to hardly prominent abaxially, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, rather wiry, 1.4 to 3.2" [3.5 to 8 cm] long, glabrous, with 5 to 7 tubular, acute, membraneous bracts, rachis erect, terete, glabrous, 2.8 to 8.4" [7 to 21 cm] long, recurved to spreading, secund, densely, many simultaneously open, 15 to 80 flowered inflorescence that is 2.8 to 11.2" [7 to 28 cm] long overall, with membraneous, ovate to ovate-oblonng, subacute, broadly based floral bract and carrying not fully open flowers with yellow green or white sepals with cream at the apex, white petals and a crean colored lip.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum elongatum (De Wild.) De Wild., 1921; Bulbophyllum flavidum var. elongatum De Wild. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide;