Bulbophyllum pleiopterum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925 Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Hot Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Many Winged Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in central and east central Madagascar in humid lowland evergreen forests at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with yellow, ovoid with 5 to 7 verrucose angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, very slender, flattened peduncle to 13.2" [34 cm] long, rachis with expanded winglike bracts, laxly many flowered inflorescence with tiny 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 photo good;