Bulbophyllum gravidum Lindl.

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Status: Native
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Habitat: Brachystegia woodland or open grassland, often lithophytic.
Altitude range: 1200 - 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 294 - 295.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 50.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 195 - 196. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I.F. & La Croix T.M. (1983). Orchids of Bvumbwe The Society of Malawi Journal 36(2) Page 16.

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Pages 48 - 51. (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. (1987). A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Orchid Monographs Volume 2 E.J. Brill, Leiden-New York-Kopnhavn-Koln Pages 39 - 44. as Bulbophyllum cochleatum var. gravidum (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bulbophyllum gravidum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Bulbophyllum gravidum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbophyllum gravidum
Plants of the World Online: Bulbophyllum gravidum
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Wikipedia: Bulbophyllum gravidum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Bulbophyllum gravidum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186700, retrieved 30 November 2023

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