African Plant Database


Bulbophyllum humblotii Rolfe
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 29: 50 (1891)
Information on the genus : Bulbophyllum
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bulbophyllum linguiforme P. J. Cribb (1977)
=Bulbophyllum album Jum. & Perrier (1912)
=Bulbophyllum luteolabium H. Perrier (1951)
=Bulbophyllum laggiarae Schltr. (1918)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dwarf epiphytic herb; pseudobulbs 1-3,5 cm apart, 1-leafed, ± globose, 0,6-1x0,6-1 cm, obtusely 4-angled, glossy or yellow-green; leaf fleshy, oblong, 2-5x0,6-1 cm; inflorescence 1,5-3,5 cm long, 4-10-flowered; peduncle 1-1,8 cm long; rachis 1-2 cm long; bracts recurved, ovate, 3-3,5x1,5-2 mm, white, scarious; flowers white with yellow lip, not fully open; sepals ovate, 4-6x2-3 mm; petals oblong, c. 2x1 mm; lip tongue-like, recurved, oblong, 2,5-3x1 mm, fleshy, base geniculate.
Ecology : Brachystegia-Uapaca woodland; forest; in bright dry areas; usually on large horizontal branches, in crown of trees, at high level; usually on Uapaca; 640-1250 m alt.
  Madagascar (0-1300 m alt.), Seychelles.
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Epiphyte; Humid, Subhumid; Woodland, Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 299-300

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 120
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 44404
 
Record n°44404 modified 2007-04-05
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