Bulbophyllum cf marojejiense H.Perrier 1951 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Marojejy Bulbophyllum [Nature Reserve in northern Madagascar]

Flower Size .16 to .2 [4 to 5 mm]

Found in Madagascar in lichen rich, evergreen forests on plateau at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with conical-terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear leaf that blooms in the spring on a 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION The orchid in the photo is close to the species but has more flowers among other differences in the flower structure.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;