Bulbophyllum paleiferum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full Shade Warm Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Straw Bearing? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] between each ovoid to cylindrical pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, linear-ligulate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 6 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with rigid almost as long as the flowers floral bracts and carrying glabrous 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;