Bulbophyllum petrae G.A.Fisch., Sieder & P.J.Cribb 2007 SECTION Polyradices G A Fischer, Seider and Cribb 2007

TYPE for the section

Drawing by G A Fischer, Seider and Cribb and Adansonia, sér. 3, 29: 22 2007and The Research Gate Website

Part ShadeCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning Petra's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in east central Madagascar in wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, subulate to ensiform rhizome with .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] between each orbicular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, acute leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, .52 to .72" [1.3 to 1.8 cm] long, rachis .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, zig zag, not thickened, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014