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Bulbophyllum falcatum


Wikipedia Abstract

Bulbophyllum falcatum is a species of plant in the Orchidaceae family endemic to tropical Africa from Sierra Leone up to the Congo and western Uganda. It is a member of the section Megaclinium. It has rachis shaped like a wing that are about 10 cm long and 8-10 mm thick. On each side of the rachis are a row of flowers with 10-15 flowers per row. The sepals of the flowers are a dark red and the petals are extremely small and resemble a thread. Of the floral parts the dorsal sepal is the biggest being 8-9 mm long and visually the most prominent part of the flower. Towards the end of the dorsal sepal there is a yellow thicker area.
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Bee Flower Color [1]  Green
Flower Color [1]  Yellow


Lopholeucaspis cockerelli (Cockerell scale)[2]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Arnold SEJ, Faruq S, Savolainen V, McOwan PW, Chittka L, 2010 FReD: The Floral Reflectance Database — A Web Portal for Analyses of Flower Colour. PLoS ONE 5(12): e14287.
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0