Swaziland's Flora Database:
Bulbophyllum sandersonii (Hook.f.) Rchb.f. subsp. sandersonii
(name current 2016)
(Bulbophyllum sandersonii )
Growth form: Epiphyte
Also occurs outside southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Southern Africa, and widespread in tropical Africa
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Megaclinium sandersonii - Rhizome rather stiff; pseudobulbs at intervals of up to 5 cm, erect, green, up to 4 cm long, sharply four-angled, ending in two (sometimes more) rather leathery leaves, up to 5 cm long x 1,2 cm wide. Inflorescence axis arising at base of pseudobulb. erect or wavy, lower portion slender, up to c 7 cm long, with few small loose bracts, upper portion flattened, up to c 4 cm long x c 1 cm wide. Flowers small, dark-brown; odd sepal c 7 mm long x 1 mm wide; side petals even narrower. Lip ending in tooth-like downward point.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.