Bulbophyllum analamazoatrae Schltr. 1924 SECTION Elasmotopus Schlechter 1925

Flower Closeup

Closeup of Lip

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

Side View of Flower

Photo by K Senghas and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz


Common Name The Analamazoatra Bulbophyllum [Town in Madagascar]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Madagascar in tree tops at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a thick rhizome carrying distant, oval-oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, subcoriaceous, narrowly ligulate to oblanceolate, obtuse apically leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on a to 2 1/8" [5.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence that is recurved apically.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;