Bulbophyllum perrieri Schltr. 1913 SECTION Pachychlamys Schlechter 1924

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

Full shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common NamePerrier's Bulbophyllum [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in humid, moss and lichen rich evergreen forests on plateau at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly conical, close set pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by thick, loose, obtuse to bilobed apically sheaths and carrying 2 apical, oblanceolate, gradually attenuate into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a basal, erect, peduncle .48" [1.2 cm] long, enveloped by 5 to 6 thin, adpressed sheaths, rachis bent, 1.88 to 4.6" [4.7 to 11.2 cm] long overall, somewhat densely 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with oval, wide, nearly as long as the flower floral bracts carrying glabrous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo good