Bulbophyllum complanatum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Bifalcula Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flower

Photos by M Kindler and The Madabulbo Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Hot Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Compressed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in northern and central-eastern Madagascar in seasonally dry, deciduous and humid evergreen forests as well as woodlands at elevations around sea-level to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each, discoid, compressed pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, broadly ovate, very obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter spring summer and fall on a basal, .48 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm] long, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

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

Synonyms Bulbophyllum sigilliforme H.Perrier 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B sigilliforme; Contribution a L'Etude des Orchidaceae Madagascar V Bosser 1965; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009