!Bulbophyllum moratii Bosser 1989 SECTION Moratii G A Fischer & J J Vermeullen in prep

TYPE for the section

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Part ShadeWarm Fall

Common Name or Meaning Morat's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar in wet lowland montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout, elongate rhizome giving rise to distant, not laterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, narrowly obovate leaves that blooms in the fall on a heteranthous, not thickened rachis, elongate, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with spirally arranged, resupinate flowers and floral bracts that are as long as the flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;