Bulbophyllum horizontale Bosser 1965 SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910

TYPE Drawing by Jean Bosser and Adansonia n.s., 5: 394 Bossser 1969

Full shadeWarm EARLIERwinter

Common Name The Horizontal Bulbophyllum [refers to the leaf position related to the pseudobulb]

Flower Size

Found in cental east Madagascar in Araucaria forests at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a thick, repent, branching rhizome giving rise to applanate-ovoid, with .08 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] between each ovoid to suboblong, reddish brown, 4 angled pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, horizontal, oblong to ovate-oblong, unequally bilobed , below into the base leaves that blooms in the earlier winter on a erect, rigid, dark brown, peduncle short, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, provided with 7 to 8, scarious, imbricate bracts, rachis thickened, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, dense, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 394 Bossser 1969 drawing fide;