AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Bulbophyllum section Lyperocephalum Schlechter, Feddes Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33 ,182 (1925)
Type species:
Bulbophyllum lyperocephalum Schltr.
Description:
Epiphytes or lithophytes with creeping rhizomes. Pseudobulbs distant, not flattened, -leaved. Inflorescence heteranthous, a many-flowered, congested, capitate raceme with spirally arranged flowers; rachis not thickened, round in section. Flowers resupinate. Sepals free, glabrous abaxially. Petal margins entire, glabrous. Labellmum mobile, undivided, thick, margins entire, glabrous to slightly papillose. Column with trianguklar, acute stelidia, with a tooth along the lower margin. Anther abaxially with a protrusion that does not overtop the anterior margin.
Habitat:
A single species in humid lowland and montane forests in Madagascar.
Distribution:
Madagascar

Species:

Bulbophyllum lyperocephalum Schltr. 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 06/016/2015