Bulbophyllum alleizettei Schltr. 1922 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flowers in situ Madgascar

Photos by Gary Yongee and The Yongee Name Website

deep Shade cool MIDSpring and Again MID Summer

Common Name or Meaning Alleizete's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] long

Found in east central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests on a plateau at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with with .2 to .6" bvetween each, subcylindrical, slightly dilate basally pseudobulbs carrying a single, apcail, erect, ligulate, subacute leaf that blooms in the mid spring and mid summer on a [.2 to .4" [.5 to 1 mm] long, peduncle as long as the pseudobulb, arcuate rachis subloose, to 2" [5 cm] long overall, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence with oval-apiculate, diaphonous, more than twice as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide