Bulbophyllum auriflorum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Photo by Landy Rita and The I Naturalist Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Perrier

Full Shade Hot Warm LATE Winter EARLIER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Golden Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in east northeastern Madagascar in humid lowland evergreen forests at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on an erect, as long as the leaves, 2.4 to 5.6" [6 to 14 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence.


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