Bulbophyllum ptiloglossum H.Wendl. & Kraenzl. 1897 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Lip Detail showing fine hairs

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos in situ Montagne D'Ambre, Madagascar by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Part ShadeWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Feathery Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip and it's fine red hairs]

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Madagascar in forests as a miniature sized epiphyte with an ovoid, subtetragonical pseudobulb enveloped basally by an oval sheath and carrying an apical, erect, linear-ligulate, bilobulbate apically, compressed basally leaves that blooms in the winter on a basal, thin, longer than the leaf, peduncle provided with reddish, narrowly adpressed bracts, lateral then pendant, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, thicker through the rachis, rachis nearlyy reclining, several flowered inflorescence with pale, triangular-acute, twice as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007;