Bulbophyllum josephi (Kuntze) Summerh. 1945 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe

Plant and Flowers Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Part shade WarmCool Winter Summer

Common Name Joseph's Bulbophyllum [Sir Joseph Hooker English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in warm brachystegia forests and submontane evergreen forests at elevations of 850 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 1.2" [3 cm] between each, reddish to yellowish, wrinkled, conical-ovoid, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, obtuse, shortly petiolate leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a basal, arching to pendulous, 3.2 to 10 " [8 to 25 cm] long, slender, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum amanicum Kraenzl. 1914; Bulbophyllum aurantiacum Hook.f. 1864; Bulbophyllum gustavii Schltr. 1911; Bulbophyllum josephi var. mahonii (Rolfe) J.J.Verm. 1986; Bulbophyllum mahonii Rolfe 1906; Bulbophyllum modicum Summerh. 1957; Bulbophyllum schlechteri De Wild. 1921; Bulbophyllum sennii Chiov. 1940; Bulbophyllum winkleri Schltr. 1914; *Phyllorchis josephi Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as B mahonii drawing ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 as B mahonii; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 as B josephii var mahonii drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing good/photo good; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 as B josephii var mahonii drawing good

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