Bulbophyllum cataractarum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Lichenophylax Schlechter 1924

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Cataract Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar on very wet rocks in rivers at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with a branching rhizome with suborbicular pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, thread-like, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009;