Bulbophyllum densum Thouars 1822 SECTION Bulbophyllum G A Fischer & J J Vermeullen in prep

Another Inflorescence in situ

Another Inflorescence in situ

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Common Name The Dense Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers on the inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar, the Mascarenes and Reunion as a small sized epiphyte with 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm between each ovoid to ellipsoid to narrowly ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, linear, apically unequally bilobed, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms on terete peduncle carrying several, acute, spaced bracts, rachis fleshy, slightly thickened towards the apex, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, dense, successively several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Phyllorkis densa (Thouars) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987;