Bulbophyllum callosum Bosser 1965 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Flower Closeup

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

Flower Closeup ?

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


Common Name The Caloused Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found in Madagascar on the borders of Lake Mantasoa in humid, mossy, evergreen forests at elevations of 1300 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] between each 4 angled pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblong leaves that blooms in the earlier spring on a cylindrical, 14 to 18" [35 to 45 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with the fleshy rachis held at an angle to the stem.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 400 Bossser 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide to Bob Fallon