African Plant Database

Bulbophyllum barbigerum Lindl.
Protologue : Edward's Bot. Reg. 23: t. 1942 (1837)
Information on the genus : Bulbophyllum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; pseudobulbs 1-2,5 cm apart, 1-leafed, flattened, orbicular, 1,5-3x1,5-2,7 cm; leaf elliptical, 2,5-13x1-3 cm; inflorescence 7-20 cm long, 12-35-flowered; peduncle 3-10 cm long, glabrous; bracts spreading, ovate-oblong, 6-10x2,5-4 mm; rachis cylindrical, 6-15 cm long; flowers distichous, opening wide, greenish or yellowish, marked purple; sepals lanceolate, 9-14x2-4 mm; petals rudimentary; lip linear-lanceolate, 8-11x1-1,5 mm, margins with thin woolly long purple-tipped hairs, tip with a “brush of very long, purple threads” (Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 23, l.c.).
Ecology : Evergreen and semi-deciduous forests; on trunks and in the crown of trees; 0-900 m alt.
  Attractive plant; introduced from Sierra Leone in 1835, by Messrs Loddiges, with whom it flowered in June 1836 (Edwards’s Bot. Reg., l.c.). Easy to grow.
  Sierra Leone
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 44437
Record n°44437 modified 2009-05-27
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