Bulbophyllum capuronii Bosser 1971

SECTION Bifalcula Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flower

Photos by M Kindler and The Madabulbo Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Hot LATE Spring

Common Name Capuron's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Madagascar in coastal forests at elevations around sea-level to 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, .4 to .6" [1 to1.5 cm] between each, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong leaves that blooms in the late spring on a basal, .6" [1.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to B minutum but this one differs in the short, few flowered inflorescence and the different shaped lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 11: 333 Bossser 1971 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009