Bulbophyllum ankaizinense (Jum. & H. Perrier) Schltr. 1924 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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


Common Name The Ankaizine Bulbophyllum [An area of northern Madagascar]

Flower Size 1/16" [3 mm]

Found in Madagascar on trees in mossy evergreen forests at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters in elevation as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, bifoliate epiphyte with deeply ridged, narrow pseudobulbs carrying 2 evergreen, narrowly elliptic leaves and blooms in the spring and early summer on a swollen, 7 1/8" to 12" [18 to 30 cm] long, dark red, densly many flowered inflorescence carrying in the upper half, 7 to 10 slightly evasive sheaths.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ophiuchus var. ankaizinensis Jum. & H. Perrier 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing ok; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide