African Plant Database

Bulbophyllum cocoinum Bateman ex Lindl.
Information on the genus : Bulbophyllum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bulbophyllum coriscense Rchb. f. (1881)
=Bulbophyllum andongense Rchb. f.
=Bulbophyllum brevidenticulatum De Wild. (1916)
=Bulbophyllum vitiense Rolfe (1893)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; pseudobulbs clustered, 1-3 cm apart, 1-leafed, ovoid, biconvex or 3-4-angled; leaf petiolate (1-2,5 cm), (oblong-)lanceolate, acute, 8-27x1-3 cm; inflorescence 9-45 cm long, 15-50-150-flowered; peduncle 5-8 cm long; rachis erect or pendent, 4-30 cm long; bracts linear, recurved, 2,5-5x1-2 mm; flowers white, cream or greenish, flushed pink or with pink apices, not fully open, with smell of coconut (hence the name); sepals long acuminate, 7-14x0,8-2,5 mm; petals oblanceolate, 2-3,5x0,4-0,8 mm; lip recurved, oblong-ovate, 1,5-3x0,8-1,2 mm, denticulate towards base, puberulous towards tip near margins, 2-ridged.
Ecology : Evergreen shady forest; seasonally inundated forest with Gilbertiodendron; coastal primary forest; on tree branches in moss and ferns, humus deposits; 0-2000 m alt.
  In cultivation. An “impressive clone ‘D & B 25’” grown in Florida, USA, reported to have 3440 flowers and 15 buds on 41 inflorescences grown on a tree fern slab, was exhibited in 1997 (Siegerist, Bulbophyllums: 85, 2001).
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carte afrique num 44421
Record n°44421 modified 2007-04-02
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