Bulbophyllum cirrhoglossum H.Perrier 1951 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Photo by Madabulbo and The Madagascar Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Curled Tongue Bulbophyllum [refers to the saddle shaped lip]

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in evergreen forests on plateau at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with compressed-discoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, lorate leaves that blooms on a basal, erect, 8" [ 20 cm] long, conical, flowers sunk into three rows on rachis, many flowered inflorescence with large, longer than the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; The New Phytologist Vol 232 #2 Artuso, Gamisch, Staedler, Schoenberger and Comes 2021 photo fide