Bulbophyllum renkinianum (Laurent) De Wild. 1921 SECTION Megaclinium G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

Inflorescence

Flower Closeup Photos by ©Bernard Mc Donald's Bulbophyllum Archives

Another Flower?

Another Inflorescence ? Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeFall

Common Name or Meaning Renkin's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Gabon and Zaire in lowland forests as a small sized epiphyte with 2.2 to 4.2" [5.5 to 10.5 cm] between each, very narrowly ovoid to almost cylindrical, slightly flattened, inconspicuously 4 angled pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, 8.2 to 16" [20.5 to 40 cm] long, 28 to 48 flowered, widened and flattened, blade like inflorescence with distichous flowers arising from along the sides

CAUTION!!!!The photos by Vincent Droisart above are not typical and may represent a different species or at least another variety as B renkiniana differs most from others in its caudate, reflexed apex of the lip. The Photos by Bernard McDonald are exact to the drawing by Vermeulen. See Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 Fig 53

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cercoglossum Summerh. 1953 publ. 1954; *Megaclinium renkinianum Laurent 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing fide

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