African Plant Database

Bulbophyllum nigritianum Rendle
Protologue : Cat. Talbot 's Nigerian Pl. 99 (1913)
Information on the genus : Bulbophyllum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bulbophyllum africanum Hawkes
=Bulbophyllum albidum De Wild. (1921)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; pseudobulbs 0,3-2,5 cm apart, 1-leafed, ovoid, 1,4-4x0,6-1,5 cm; leaf petiolate (0,3-3 cm), narrowly linear-lanceolate, 7-21x0,5-1,5 cm; inflorescence dense, 7-22 cm long, 35-150-flowered; peduncle 1-5 cm long; rachis ± arching, 4,5-18 cm long; bracts recurved, lanceolate, 2,5-5,5x1,2-1,5 mm; flowers white or cream, not fully open; sepals lanceolate, 3,5-6x0,8-1,4 mm; petals linear, 1-2,2x0,4 mm; lip recurved, oblong, 0,6-1,2x0,4-0,7 mm, 3-lobed at base, lobes directed forwards, margins papillose to ciliate.
Ecology : Forest; on tree branches in humus deposits; often in central part of tree crown; 0-1200 m alt.
  S. Tomé (Acta Bot. Gall. 147: 170, 2000; Bothalia 41: 63, 2011).
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carte afrique num 44446
Record n°44446
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