Bulbophyllum brachyphyton Schltr. 1918 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Photo by Jean-Michel Hervouet

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Hot LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Short Leaved Bulbophyllum [Refers to the diminutive plant]

Flower Size

Found in northeastern Madagascar in humid lowland rainforests at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with narrow 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, shorter than the leaves, to .8" [to 2 cm] long, rachis 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying glabrous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; 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;