Bulbophyllum hapalanthos Garay 1999 SECTION Lichenophylax Schlechter 1924

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Full shade

Common Name The Delicate Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Madagascar without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping to branching rhizome giving rise to obovoid pseudobulbs and carrying 2, fleshy, ovate-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms on a basal, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Similar to B lakatoense but differs in the completely glabrous flowers and in the petal and lip shape.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo ok