Bulbophyllum oreodorum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full Shade Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Forest Loving Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in northern and south central Madagascar on rocky outcrops amongst mosses at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing lithophyte with .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] between each cylindrical pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblong-ligulate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, fleshy, 4.42 to 5" [11.5 to 12.5 cm] long, very densely to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying fidely papillose flowers.


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