Bulbophyllum boiteaui H.Perrier 1939 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925


Plant and Flowers in situ Madgascar

Photos by By Guy Eric Onjalalaina and The I Naturalist Website

deep Shade cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning Boiteau's Bulbophyllum [French director of Museum National d'Historie naturelle a Paris 1900's]

Flower Size .32 to .36" [8 to 9 mm]

Found in Madagascar in mossy forests at elevations of [1000]1200 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with depressed-orbicular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, slightly oblanceolate, attenuate rom the upper third to both ends , in a subobtuse angle apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle rigid, filiform, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, provided with 4 to 5, thin, narrowly adpressed sheaths, to 8" [20 cm] long overall, rachis 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, very loose, 14 to 22 flowered inflorescence with oval-obtuse, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


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