Bulbophyllum conchidioides Ridl.1885 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name The Shell-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/10" [.25 cm]

Found in east central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests and in lichen rich, mossy forests at the tops of hills at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on mossy rocks with minute, ovoid to subglobose pseudobulbs carrying a single small, oblong to elliptical, obtuse, shortly contracted basally leaf that blooms in the winter again in the late spring and summer on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, setiform, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with oval, apiculate, thin half as long as the pedicel floral bracts and holding the flowers above the leaf

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pleurothalloides Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing ok; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo could be; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;