Bulbophyllum aggregatum Bosser 1965 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925


Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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Common Name The Crowded Bulbophyllum [refers to the Flowers]

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in mossy and humid, evergreen forests at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each 4 angled, ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, elliptic to oblong, bilobulate leaves that blooms in the fall through mid spring on a 1/2" to .6" [1.3 to 1.5 cm] long, subcapitate, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence enveloped almost completely by brown scarious bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 401 Bossser 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide