Bulbophyllum incurvum Thouars 1822 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flowers in situ

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Herbaria Specimen

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Part Shade Hot Warm Fall Winter

Common Name The Bent Bulbophyllum [Refers to the bent inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar, Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an orbicular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, apically bilobed, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, then bending at right angles, successively few to several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum commersonii Thouars 1822; Bulbophyllum thompsonii Ridl. 1885; Phyllorkis comersophylis Thouars 1822; Phyllorkis commersonii (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorkis curvophylis Thouars 1822; Phyllorchis incurva (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorkis thompsonii (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

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