Bulbophyllum intertextum Lindl.

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Bulbophyllum intertextum

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High forest on slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Bulbophyllum intertextum

Photo: Bart Wursten
High forest on slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Bulbophyllum intertextum

Photo: Bart Wursten
High forest on slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Bulbophyllum intertextum var. parvilabium G. Will.
Bulbophyllum usambasae Kraenzl.
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Status: Native
Small epiphytic herb, forming clumps on trunks and branches. Pseudobulbs set close together, ovoid to almost round. Leaf single, up to 5 × 1 cm, narrowly oblong. Inflorescence more or less erect, up to c. 12-flowered; rhachis thin and wiry. Flowers greenish-white with sepals tipped purple-pink. Lip recurved, rounded at the apex; margin fringed with ciliate hairs.
Derivation of specific name: intertextum: interwoven
Habitat: Along the margins of evergreen and riverine forest, rarely in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Also in West Africa, and the Seychelles.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bulbophyllum intertextum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118200, retrieved 26 May 2016

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