Bulbophyllum debile Bosser 1989 publ. 1990 SECTION Lichenophylax Schlechter 1924

Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Full shadeWarm

Common Name or Meaning The Weak Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [7mm]

Found in east northeastern Madagascar in mossy and lichen rich forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to obliquely obovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a few, small, in a tuft, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide