Wikipedia

Bulbophyllum falcatum

Bulbophyllum falcatum is a species of plant in the Orchidaceae family endemic to tropical Africa from Sierra Leone up to the Congo and western Uganda. It is a member of the section Megaclinium. It has rachis shaped like a wing that are about 10 cm long and 8-10 mm thick. On each side of the rachis are a row of flowers with 10-15 flowers per row. The sepals of the flowers are a dark red and the petals are extremely small and resemble a thread. Of the floral parts the dorsal sepal is the biggest being 8-9 mm long and visually the most prominent part of the flower. Towards the end of the dorsal sepal there is a yellow thicker area.

References

  • Stewart, Joyce; Campbell, Bob (1970). Orchids of Tropical Africa. A.S. Barnes & Co.. ISBN 0-498-07555-9.


Media related to Bulbophyllum falcatum at Wikimedia Commons


Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Source: Wikipedia

Unreviewed

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!