Bulbophyllum nigritianum Rendle 1913 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862


Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeHotWarmFall

Common Name or Meaning The Black ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea Islands Gabon and Zaire in lowland and montane forests at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with to 1" between each, ovoid to narrowly ovoid, slightly flattened, obtusely 3 to 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, thick, narrowly linear-lanceolate, to linear, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect to patent, glabrous, 2.8 to 9" [7 to 22 cm] long, terete, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum africanum A.D.Hawkes 1956; Bulbophyllum albidum De Wild. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing ok