Bulbophyllum forsythianum Kraenzl. 1900 SECTION Lichenophylax Schlechter 1924

Photo by Landy Rita and The I Naturalist Website


Common Name Forsyth's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar on rocks in shady humid areas between 300 and 1400 meters, as a dense mat-forming, super miniature sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte and occasional epiphyte on tree trunks with globose to oblong, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, narrowly elliptic to linear-ligulate, acute leaves which are shortly contracted basally that blooms in the spring and summer on a single flowered inflorescence.


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