Bulbophyllum expallidum J.J.Verm.

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Bulbophyllum expallidum

High rainfall Miombo woodland
Mar 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Bulbophyllum expallidum

High rainfall Miombo woodland
Mar 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Bulbophyllum expallidum

High rainfall Miombo woodland
Mar 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Bulbophyllum buntingii sensu Williamson in Orch. S. Centr. Africa: 138 (1977)
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Status: Native
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Habitat: In mixed woodland
Altitude range: 1275 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
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Content last updated: Thursday 15 March 2018

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 317.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 299.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 41 - 42. as Bulbophyllum acutisepalum (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 188 - 189. (Includes a picture).

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

Vermeulen, J.J. (1984). Five new species and one new variety of continental Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 54 Pages 146 - 147. Protologue

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 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 138 - 139. as Bulbophyllum buntingii (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bulbophyllum expallidum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186690, retrieved 11 December 2023

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