Bulbophyllum erythroglossum Bosser 2000

SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910

TYPE Drawing by Jean Bosser


Common Name The Red Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .70" [1.75 cm]

Found in east northeast Madagascar in mid elevations rainflorests at elevations of 900 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 1.2" [3 cm] betweeen each tetragonal, ovoid, purple red pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong, flat, coriaceous, obtuse apically, long-attenute into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, longer than the leaf, peduncle 4.8 to 5.2" [12 to 13 cm] long, provided with 5 to 6 truncate, cauline sheaths, rachis 3.2 to 3.6 [8 to 9 cm] long, fleshy, glabrous, slightly thicker than the peduncle, successively few, 13 or so flowered inflorescence with narrowly oval, acute, single nerved, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"By its reflective flowers and enlarged and denticulated at the top columnar stelidia, it recalls Bulbophyllum reflexiflorum. But the toothless column on its edges anterior, and the linear petals longer than the column, recall on the other hand B. edentatum. The morphology of the labellum with terminal appendages wider, also separates it from these two species." Bosser 2000


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia, sér. 3, 22: 170 Contribution à l’étude des Orchidaceae de Madagascar et des Mascareignes. XXIX. Révision de la section Kainochilus du genre Bulbophyllum Jean BOSSER 2000 drawing fide