Bulbophyllum quadrifarium Rolfe 1903 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Photo by Madabulbo and The Madagascar Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Four Sided Bulbophyllum [refers to the rachis]

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in coastal forests on plateau at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with orbicular to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptic-oblong leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, rachis 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, conical,many flowered inflorescence with large, longer than the flowers floral bracts held in 4 rows.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo good