Bulbophyllum ferkoanum Schltr. 1918 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Ferkoa? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found in Madagascar in lowland forests at unknown elevations as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 4 angled, elongate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms on an erect, longer than the leaves, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with oval-triangular, apiculate, twice as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009;