Bulbophyllum lemurense Bosser & P.J.Cribb SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910

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Full shadeCoolLATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Lemur Park Bulbophyllum [A National Park in northeastern Madagascar]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar on rocks in medium elevation forests at elevations of 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with cylindrical-conical pseudobulbs carrying an apical, narrowly oblong leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a basal, 8 to 12" [ 20 to 30 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to B edentatum but it has 2 leaves and a differnt lip.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum clavigerum H.Perrier 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Adansonia, sér. 3, 22: 169 Contribution à l’étude des Orchidaceae de Madagascar et des Mascareignes. XXIX. Révision de la section Kainochilus du genre Bulbophyllum Jean BOSSER 2000; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009