Bulbophyllum amoenum Bosser 1965

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Jean Bosser and Adansonia n.s., 5: 398 Bossser 1969

Full shadeCool LATE winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Beautiful Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in cental east Madagascar in Araucaria forests at elevations around 1300 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a thin, terete, repent rhizome giving rise to applanate-ovoid, with .08" [.2 mm] between each ovoid-subglobose, yellowish green spotted with red, drying rugose pseudobulb carrying a single, thick, coriaceous, elliptical, green spotted with red, obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a thin, peduncle provided with 4 to 5 membraneous sheaths, 1.6 to 1,8" [4 to 4.5 cm] long, rachis 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, lax, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescencewith ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying rose colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 398 Bossser 1969 drawing fide;