!Bolusiella maudiae (Bolus) Schltr. 1918

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Dr Schelpe

Part shadeCool TO WarmFallTHROUGHSpring

Common Name Maude's Bolusiella [Orchid Collector in South Africa 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Zambi and Zimbabwe as a mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte in riverine forests and high rainfall woodlands usually on large branches at elevations of 550 to 1900 meters with a very short, woody stem carrying 4 to 8, sword-shaped, obtuse, very fleshy, light green, speckled dark green, laterally compressed, imbricate basally leaves held in a fan that blooms on 1 to 2, basal, 2" [5 cm] long, densly many flowered inflorescence carrying 2 ranked rows of flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum maudae Bolus 1893; Bolusiella imbricata (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918; Listrostachys imbricata Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 genus only; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as B imbicata photo ok; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 drawing good; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as B imbricata drawing ok; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo good; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing ok; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as B imbricata photo ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman as B imbricata 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 draing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 Drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing/photo good; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide