Bulbophyllum myrmecochilum Schltr 1925 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full Shade cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Ant Like Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in lichen rich forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblong-ligulate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, very slender, longer than the leaves to 8" [to 20 cm] long, many flowered, inflorescence.


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 & Herman 2009;