Bulbophyllum pervillei Rolfe 1891 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

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

Full shade Hot Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Perville's Bulbophyllum [French orchid enthusiast late 1800's]

Flower Size .2 to .24" long [5 to 6 mm] long

Found in northern and eastern Madagascar in coastal forests at elevations around sea level to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, flattened, suboprbicular pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptical leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a basal, erect, subfiliform, peduncle 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, with 6 to 7, narrowly appressed, thin, scarious sheaths, rachis [10 to 13 cm] long, reclining to horizontal, 8 to 11.2" [20 to 28 cm] long overall, thin, loose, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with acute, half the length of the flower floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;