Bulbophyllum hovarum Schlechter 1924 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full Shade cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] long

Found in Madagascar in lichen rich forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] between each cylindrical-conical pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, attenuate at both ends, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle thin, to 4" [10 cm] long, rachis incurved, thick densely many flowered, cylindrical inflorescence.


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