African Plant Database


Bulbophyllum kivuense J. J. Verm.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 56(3-4): 231 (1986)
Information on the genus : Bulbophyllum
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb hanging down from lower side of tree branches; pseudobulbs c. 5 cm apart, 1-leafed, ± cylindric, c. 1x1 cm; leaf oblong, linear, 9-15x0,5-1 cm; inflorescence to 20 cm long, densely 15-26-flowered; peduncle c. 14 cm long; rachis 6-12 cm long; bracts recurved, oblong, 7,5-9x3,5-4 mm; flowers distichous, c. 5 mm long, greenish tinged with purple, lip purple; sepals triangular, c. 4x2-3 mm; petals oblong, c. 2x1,2 mm; lip ovate, c. 2x1,3 mm, margins ciliate.
Ecology : Forest; 1900-2000 m alt.
 
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 44430
 
Record n°44430
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