Bulbophyllum leptochlamys Schltr. 1924 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Thin Leaved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] between each , ovoid to cylindrical pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, linear-ligulateleaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 6 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with rigid almost as long as the flowers floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers.


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