Bulbophyllum implexum Jum. & H.Perrier 1912 SECTION Bifalcula Schlechter 1925 TYPE For the section

Photo by M Kindler and The Madabulbo Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Hot Warm LATEWinter THROUGH MID Fall

Common Name The Tangled Bulbophyllum

Flower Size tiny

Found in northern and central Madagascar in seasonally dry, deciduous woodlands at elevations around sea-level to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .4 to .8 [1 to 2 cm] between each, 4 to 5 sided pseudobulb carrying a single, apical leaf that blooms on a fractiflex, dark purple, alternatley 2 ranked, rachis to .8 [2 cm] long, 2.6 [9 cm] long overall, successively few to several flowered inflorescence with purple, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION!!!! Said to be a synonym of B minutum by many, but J J Vermuellen 2014 maintains that this is a separate species, so I await better references, but if the photo is IDed correctly then it certainly is another species. Siegerist maintains that the flowers are dark purple so the ID is in question!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rassmussen 2014; The New Phytologist Vol 232 #2 Artuso, Gamisch, Staedler, Schoenberger and Comes 2021 photo fide