Bulbophyllum anjozorobeense Bosser 2000

SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910

TYPE Drawing by Jean Bosser


Common Name The Anjozorobe Bulbophyllum [A wildlife Preserve In Madagascar]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in east central Madagascar in mid elevations rainflorests at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] between each cylindrical-conical, reddish, becoming orange red when dry pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, narrowly oblong to ligulate, rounded and weakly bilobulate apically, long-attenute into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, robust, peduncle 4.8 to 7.2" [12 to 18 cm] long, provided with 6 to 7 tubular, multinerved, basally imbricating, sub-acute or obtuse at the top sheaths, rachis 4.8 to 10: [12 to 25 cm] long, slightly thickened, punctuated with black glands, 20 to 50 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, obtuse, single nerved, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"Similar in floral morphology to Bulbophyllum imerinense, it is a much more robust plant also distinguishing itself by the presence of deciduous blackish glands on the axis of the raceme, the ovary and the back of the floral bracts and sepals." Bosser 2000


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia, sér. 3, 22: 170 Contribution à l’étude des Orchidaceae de Madagascar et des Mascareignes. XXIX. Révision de la section Kainochilus du genre Bulbophyllum Jean BOSSER 2000 drawing fide