Bolusiella zenkeri (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918


Plant and Flowers in situ Cameroon

Photos by Murielle Simo-Droissart and Her West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeWarmCoolSpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Zenker's Bolusiella

Flower Size .22" [6mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Gabon and Congo as a dwarf sized, fan-shaped, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 6 to 10, arranged in a fan, rigid, fleshy, apically rounded, flattened leaves that blooms in the fall and winter much longer than the leaves, many bracted, slender, racemose, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecum zenkeri (Kraenzl.) Engl. 1908; Bolusiella batesii (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918; *Listrostachys batesii Rolfe 1897; *Listrostachys zenkeri Kraenzl. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as B batesii drawing/photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 as B batesii; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 as B batesiiphoto/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 as B batesii; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006