African Plant Database

Bulbophyllum gravidum Lindl.
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 6: 126 (1862)
Information on the genus : Bulbophyllum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bulbophyllum cochleatum var. gravidum (Lindl.) J. J. Verm. (1986)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bulbophyllum monticolum Hook. f. (1864)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic or lithophytic herb; pseudobulbs 0,6-10 cm apart, 2-leaved, elongate-ovoid, 0,7-4,5-0,4-1,3 cm, 4-angled, edges knobbly, greenish yellow flushed with purple; leaves ± lanceolate, 5-12x0,3-1,8 cm; inflorescence 7-23 cm long, erect; peduncle 5-19 cm long; rachis 1,5-10 cm long, 10-40-flowered; bracts 4,5-12x2,5-6,2 mm; flowers distichous, yellowish or greenish, suffused with purple, lip dark purple; sepals ovate-lanceolate, 4x1-2,5 mm, laterals curling back; petals linear, 1,5 mm long; lip linear, 3,5-5,8x0,5-1,5 mm, very fleshy, margins hairy.
Ecology : Forest; riverine forest; Brachystegia woodland, open grassland; sometimes on rocks; 900-1600 m alt.
  Flowers similar to those of B. cochleatum, but general appearance different as well as the ecology.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo. Perhaps in Gabon (Fl. Gabon 36: 134, 2004).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 294
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Record n°44403 modified 2007-04-02
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