AFRICAN: Southern and Central Africa
Pseudobulbs set 1-6 cm apart on a creeping rhizome, ellipsoid, usually somewhat 4-angled. Leaves 2, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, sub erect, pale green. Inflorescence erect or arching, 10-many-flowered; rachis slightly swollen and flattened. Flowers borne in
channels on either side of the rachis, partly enclosed in bracts, yellow-green to orange; lip orange to vermilion.
Found in woodland and riverine forest up to 1 350m.
BULBOPHYLLUM : With nearly 3000 species this is one of the largest genera in the orchid family with a widespread distribution. They grow well in high humidity, moderate warmth and some shade – good light is needed for flowering. Botanists are attempting to subdivide the Bulbophyllum genus into more manageable units. There are already more than 70 sections. Name changes pending.