Bulbophyllum longivaginans H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Pachychlamys Schlechter 1924

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

Full shade Warm Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Long Sheathed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .26 to .28" [6.5 to 7 mm]

Found in east central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests on plateau at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oval-lanceolate pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by thin rigid, long, attenuate-acute sheaths and carrying carrying 2 apical, oblanceolate-linear, long and narrow, attenuate and petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a basal, erect, peduncle 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, thin, shorter than the leaf, rachis bent, 5 to 6" [12.5 to 15 cm] long overall, loosely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by long, greyish sheaths and above by 3 to 4 shorter ones with thick, narrow, acute, concave, half as long as the flower floral bracts.


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 & Hermans 2009