Bulbophyllum calyptropus Schltr. 1924 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

Photo by Jean-Michel Hervouet


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

Full shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Hooded Foot Bulbophyllum [Refers to the column]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in northern Madagascar in lichen rich forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, oblong, obtuse, shortly contracted-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, erect, setiform, carrying several small sheaths, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long overall, loosely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with widely oval-cucullate-apiculate, longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying an almost transparent flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo good; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;