Bulbophyllum oxycalyx Schltr. 1924 SECTION Elasmotopus Schlechter 1925

TYPE for the section

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Cool Cold Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Pointed Calyx Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm] long

Found in Madagascar in lichen rich evergreen forests at elevations around 1100 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong-ligulate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, very slender, peduncle to 4.4" [11 cm] long, filiform, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum caeruleolineatum H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum loxodiphyllum H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum oxycalyx var. rubescens (Schltr.) Bosser 1965; Bulbophyllum rostriferum H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum rubescens Schltr. 1924; Bulbophyllum rubescens var. meizobulbon Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Pererier 1939/81 as B rubescens; FLora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 383 Bossser 1969 as B oxycalyx var rubescens ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy Cribb & Bosser 2007 as B oxycalyx var rubescens; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo good; Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 as B oxycalyx var rubescens; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 as B rubescens photo fide;

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