Bulbophyllum florulentum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Free Blooming Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Madagascar in lichen rich evergreen forests at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] between each cylindrical-conical, rugulose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear to ligulate, shortly attenuate and nearly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a basal, erect, 4.4 to 8" [11 to 20 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence with oval-acuminate, half as long as the flower floral bracts.


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