Bulbophyllum prismaticum Thouars 1822 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flower in situ Reunion

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Collection sheet and photos

specimen sheet by © Jany Renz

Lip Detail

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Common Name The Prismatic Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Reunion in humid forests at elevationd of 500 to 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a compressed, elliptical pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, linear, apically unequally bilobed, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the later spring on a basal, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, successively several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lyraea prismatica (Thouars) Lindl. 1830; Phyllorchis prismatica (Thouars) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide;