Bulbophyllum cryptostachyum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm CoolLATER Winter EARLIER Spring

Common Name the Hidden Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24" [6mm]

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each 4 angled, ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblong to ligulate leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a basal, arcuate, refelexed, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, longer than the flower floral bracts and carrying furfuraceous flowers.


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