Bulbophyllum resupinatum Ridley 1877

SECTION Megaclinium G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

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Plant and Inflorescence

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Common Name The Resupinate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tome, Sierra Leone and Zaire in lowland forests and submontane forest as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid or ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong to lanceolate, leathery leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an erect or pendant, sometime flattened below each flower and slightly fractiflex, 1 to 16" [2.5 to 40 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with distichous flowers

The featured species photos are of the variety filiforme

Synonyms *Bulbophyllum filiforme Kraenzl. 1895; Bulbophyllum resupinatum var. filiforme (Kraenzl.) J.J.Verm. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 resupinatum var filiformedrawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as B filiforme; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 as B resupinatum var filiforme

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