Bulbophyllum jumelleanum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

TYPE Drawing

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

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Hooded Jumelle's Bulbophyllum [French botanist earlier 1900's]

Flower Size less than .16" long [less than 4mm] long

Found in northern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests on plateau at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm] between each globose pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, flat, thick, oblong leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, very thin, carrying several small sheaths, 2.8" [7 cm] long overall, loosely 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with widely oval-cucullate-apiculate, longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying an almost transparent flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Adansonia n.s., 5: 391 Bossser 1969 Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo good