Bolusiella iridifolia

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Bolusiella iridifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aerangidinae
Genus: Bolusiella
Species: B. iridifolia
Binomial name
Bolusiella iridifolia
(Rolfe) Schltr.

Listrostachys iridifolia Rolfe

Bolusiella iridifolia is a species of flowering plant in the Orchidaceae family. It is widespread across much of tropical and southern Africa, as well as the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean.[1]

Bolusiella iridifolia grows in a cold windy humid environment at high altitudes. The species has succulent leaves that form a fan shape. The inflorescence is periodically covered in brown bracts from which protrude tiny white spurred flowers.


Two subspecies are recognized:[1]


  • Stewart, Joyce; Campbell, Bob (1970). Orchids of Tropical Africa. A.S. Barnes & Co. ISBN 0-498-07555-9.