Bulbophyllum ranomafanae Bosser & P.J. Cribb 2001 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Drawing by Bosser & Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Warm Cool LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The Ranomafana Bulbophyllum [A national park within Madagascar]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Madagascar in humid, montane forests at elevations of 950 to 1150 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with conical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009;