African Plant Database

Bulbophyllum falcipetalum Lindl.
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 6: 28 (1862)
Information on the genus : Bulbophyllum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bulbophyllum braunii Kraenzl.
=Bulbophyllum lutescens (Rolfe) De Wild.
=Megaclinium lutescens Rolfe (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; pseudobulbs 0,3-1 cm apart, 2-leaved, narrowly ovoid, 1-2x0,4-0,8 cm, 3-5-angled; leaves linear, 2-6x0,3-0,8 cm; inflorescence 3,4-8 cm long, 7-15-flowered; peduncle 1,3-3,5 cm long; rachis slightly flattened, zigzag, arching, 2-3 cm long; bracts elliptic, 2-5x1-3 mm; flowers minute, yellow (-green), distichous; sepals falcate, 3,4-5x0,6-1,5 mm; petals falcate, 3-4x0,6 mm; lip recurved, ovate, c. 1,7x1 mm, tapering towards tip.
Ecology : Forest; mangrove forest; oil plant plantation; growing with Bulbophyllum apetalum; 1-1800 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 44464
Record n°44464
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