Bulbophyllum schinzianum Kraenzl. ex De Wild. & T. Durand 1862 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindley 1862

Inflorescence

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Common Name Schinz's Bulbophyllum [Swiss Botanist Late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroons, Gabon and Zaire in primary forests at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1/4 to 2.8" [.6 to 7 cm] between each, orbicular to narrowly ovoid, slightly compressed, obtusely and sharply 2 to 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong to linear-lanceolate, rounded to subacute, coriaceous, thick leaf that blooms on a basal, [28 to 102 cm long, densely to rather laxly, 11 to 102 flowered inflorescence with a few, smelly flowers open at any one time.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum calamarium Lindl. 1848; Bulbophyllum gentilii Rolfe 1904; Bulbophyllum irigaleae P.J.Cribb & Pérez-Vera 1975; Bulbophyllum mayombeënse Garay 1999; Bulbophyllum phaeopogon Schltr. 1906; Bulbophyllum schinzianum var. irigaleae (P.J.Cribb & Pérez-Vera) J.J.Verm. 1987; Bulbophyllum schinzianum var. phaeopogon (Schltr.) J.J.Verm. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as B calamarium; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as B calamarium; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 photo/drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing/photo fide

Bulbophyllum schinzianum var. phaeopogon (Schltr.) J.J.Verm. 1986 Photo courtesy of © Michael O'Connor

Inflorescence

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Another Flower

Another Flower Angle Photos courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

A variety of the previous species, differs mostly in location and in the longer, thinner petals and the lip gets less wide towards the base. This variety has the largest distribution of the 3 types.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 as B phaeopogon drawing fide

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