Bulbophyllum cylindrocarpum Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895 SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910

Plant and Flower

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Full Shade Warm Cool fall

Common Name The Two Tailed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Madagascar and Reunion in higher elevations remnant forests at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, 4 angled with age, olive to reddish pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, narrowly oblong, ridged, rounded and apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cylindrocarpum var. aurantiacum Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Adansonia, sér. 3, 22: 169 Contribution à l’étude des Orchidaceae de Madagascar et des Mascareignes. XXIX. Révision de la section Kainochilus du genre Bulbophyllum Jean BOSSER 2000; Orchids of Madagascar, Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 as Bulbophyllum cylindrocarpum var. andringitrense see B jeanbosseri; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans as Bulbophyllum cylindrocarpum var. andringitrense see B jeanbosseri