Bulbophyllum encephalodes Summerh.

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Status: Native
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Habitat: Evergreen forest and high rainfall Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 900 - 1150 m
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
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Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 70 - 71. (Includes a picture).

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 79.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 49.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 308 - 310. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 43 - 44. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 198 - 200. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 94.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 118.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 29 - 30. (Includes a picture).

Vermeulen, J.J. (1987). A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Orchid Monographs Volume 2 E.J. Brill, Leiden-New York-Kopnhavn-Koln Pages 151 - 152. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Bulbophyllum encephalodes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bulbophyllum encephalodes

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
African Plant Database: Bulbophyllum encephalodes
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bulbophyllum encephalodes
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
Ispot Southern Africa: Bulbophyllum encephalodes
JSTOR Plant Science: Bulbophyllum encephalodes
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bulbophyllum encephalodes
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bulbophyllum encephalodes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbophyllum encephalodes
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bulbophyllum encephalodes
Tropicos: Bulbophyllum encephalodes

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bulbophyllum encephalodes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118170, retrieved 25 May 2019

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