Bulbophyllum cardiobulbum Bosser 1965 SECTION Inversiflora G A Fischer & P J Cribb TYPE for the section

TYPE Drawing by Jean Bosser


Common Name The Heart-Shaped Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in central Madagascar on moss covered trees in humid and subhumid mossy forests at elevations of 939 to 1,324 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, distinctly laterally flattened, adpressed to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms in the spring on a heteranthous, many flowered, elongate, rachis thickened, spindle shaped inflorescence carrying spirally arranged, non resupinate, reflexed flowers with the lip turned away from the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 396 Bossser 1969 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum cardiobulbum - The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Simon Verlynde, Brigitte Ramandimbisoa & Tariq Stévart 2018 ; Novon 19:349 Rchb.f. ex G.A.Fisch. & P.J.Cribb 2009 Description of Four New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) from Madagascar; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;