Bulbophyllum sandersonii (Hook. f.) Rchb. f.
subsp. sandersonii

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Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave area, Chimanimani N.P.

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Synonyms: Bulbophyllum tentaculigerum Rchb. f.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Common epiphyte, often growing in large clusters. Pseudobulbs 3-5 cm apart, growing from a woody rhizome. Variable in size and shape, usually ovoid or pear-shaped, yellow, 2-leaved. Inflorescence erect, up to 20cm long on a thick, swollen, rhachis. Flowers 10-16, set alternately on either side of the rhachis, essentially yellow-green but heavily mottled with purple. This species is very similar to some forms of B. scaberulum but can be distinguished by the longer dorsal sepal, which is normally erect or curved backwards; the filiform petals, which are slightly swollen at the apex; and the lesser number of flowers in the inflorescence.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sandersonii; after John Sanderson (1820-1881), Scottish horticulturist and botanical collector in South Africa.
Habitat: In high rainfall Brachystegia woodland and riverine forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 5 November 2005
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118240, retrieved 20 October 2014

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