Bulbophyllum vanum J.J.Verm. 1984 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862

Inflorescence

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

Part ShadeHotWarm

Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Gabon and Zaire in hill forests at elevations up to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .1 to .4" [.2 to .8 cm] between each ovoid to orbicular, slightly compressed, inconspicuously and obtusely 3 to 5 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong to broadly linear-lanceolate, rounded to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, slightly swollen, fractiflex, glabrous [1.8 to 2.8 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with mostly simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum wrightii Summerh 1962

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

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