Bulbophyllum pleurothallopsis Schltr. 1925 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925 Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name The Pleurothallis-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/8" [3.3 mm]

Found in Madagascar in woods with lichens at elevations around 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with sub-globose closely set pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate to oblanceolate linear, acute to apiculate apically and attenuate petiolate basally leaf that blooms in the early summer on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, very thin, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence enveloped by 1 to 2 small sheaths and having oval-apiculate bracts that enveloping 1/2 the length of the pedicel.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;