AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Bulbophyllum section Polyradices. G A. Fisher, Sieder & P.J.Cribb, Adansonia, 29, 19-25 (2007)
Type species:
Bulbophyllum petrae . G A. Fisher, Sieder & P.J.Cribb
Description:
Epiphytes with membranous, persistent rhizome scales. Pseudobulbs 1-leaved, densely clustered and bilaterally flattened. Leaves coriaceous. Inflorescence synatnthous, few-flowered, scattered; peduncle pendent; floral bracts shorter than flowers. Flowers resupinate. Petals finely papillose on margins. Labellum finely papillose beneath. Anther with a protrusion overtopping the anterior margin.
Habitat:
A single species in wet lower montane forests up to 1400 m in east-central Madagascar.
Distribution:
Madagascar

Species:

Bulbophyllum petrae G.A.Fisch., Sieder & P.J.Cribb Madagascar.

World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots/ accessed 06/01/2015