Bulbophyllum lineariligulatum 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 THROUGH Fall

Common Name The Linear-Ligulate Leaf Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Madagascar in lichen rich evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear to linear-ligulate leaf that blooms in the late winter through fall on a basal, erect, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to B curvifolium but this one differs in the smaller pseudobulbs, shorter leaves, blunter and differently shaped petals and the lip which is the same width as the apex and base but narrowed in the middle.


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