Bulbophyllum herbula Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895


Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion

Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The Herb-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Reunion in wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fairly close set, globose, apically compressed, light green pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, unequally sized, ovate, rounded apcially, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the earlier summer on a basal, erect, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, 6 or so flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide;