Bulbophyllum baronii Ridl. 1885

SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Inflorescence and Plant

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Photo by the MOBOT Madagascar Website


Common Name Baron's Bulbophyllum [English Missionary and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in east central Madagascar in humid, lichen rich, evergreen forests at elevations of 720 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or occasional lithopythe with close-set, oblong to ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly retracted-petiolate basally leaf that blooms in the spring through summer on a basal, 3 1/4" to 4 3/4" [8 to 12 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with many closely spaced flowers

Synonyms Phyllorchis baronii (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 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;