Bulbophyllum maskeliyense Livera 1926 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Maskeliy Bulbophyllum [A reservoir in southern Sri Lanka]

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in southwest India and Sri Lanka as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with globose, nasked, crowded pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, sessile, erect to spreading, oblong to elliptic, thickly coriaceous, retuse, unequal, entire, shining above and dull green beneath, obtuse, overall gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, basal, peduncle to .4" [1 cm] long, jointed, carrying 2 brown, membraneous, scaly bracts, .6 [1.5 cm] long overall, 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, single veined floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;