Bulbophyllum melleum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Photos by Rita Landy KMCC and The I Naturalist Website

Fragrance deep Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Honey Scented Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a mini-mniniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, elliptic leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, 3.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, laxly 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying honey scented flowers.


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