Bulbophyllum obscuriflorum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

Collection Sheet by By Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

deep Shade Hot MidSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Obscurely Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] long

Found in northern Madagascar in ericoid bushes at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-mniniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with very compressed, depressed orbicular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apicaql, oblanceolate, attenuate intothe narrowly subpetiolate abse leaf that blooms in the mid summer on a 1.6 to 2 [4 to 5 cm] long, thin, erect, peduncle as long or slightly longer than the leaf, .6 to 1.6 [1.5 to 4 cm] long, rachis .3 to .8 .75 to 2 cm] long, thin, slightly sinuate, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence withthick, concave, oval, slightly acute longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying dark red 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 photo good