Bulbophyllum cyclanthum Schltr. 1916 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Circular Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .28" [7mm] long

Found in eastern northeast Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] between each , fusiform pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblancelate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, rachis densely many flowered inflorescence with rigid almost as long as the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;