Bulbophyllum edentatum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910

Plant and Flowers

Photos By © Christian Gegenbauer

Full shadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Non-Toothed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1100 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an ovoid, 4 angled, brick red pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong, shortly contracted towards the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, slightly verrucose, loosely 12 to 20 flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by a few large, loose sheaths and has narrowly lanceolate, acute, single veined floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Madagascar Perrrier 1939/81 drawing fide; 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; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide