Bulbophyllum reflexiflorum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910


Photos by Rita Landy and the I Naturalist Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeCold LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Reflexed Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .88” [2.2 cm] long

Found in Madagascar in montane erinaceous scrub and lichen rich forests at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with .4” [1 cm] between each, widely ovoid to subspherical, 3 to 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly oblong, shortly attenuate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a basal, erect, peduncle 5.2” [13 cm] long, enveloped almost completely by 6 to 7, obtuse, elongated, obtuse, adpressed sheaths, 8 to 14.8" [20 to 37 cm] long, rachis cylindrical, not thicker than the apex of the peduncle, slightly verrucose, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with persistent, reflexed, narrowly lanceolate, thin, scarious, 3 veined, shorter nthan the pedicel floral bracts and carrying compressed, somewhat drooping flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bosseri K.Lemcke 1999; Bulbophyllum comosum H.Perrier 1937; Bulbophyllum inauditum Schltr. 1925; Bulbophyllum pogonochilum Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952; Bulbophyllum reflexiflorum subsp. pogonochilum (Summerh.) Bosser 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B comosum; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B inauditum; Adansonia, sér. 3, 22: 169 Contribution à l’étude des Orchidaceae de Madagascar et des Mascareignes. XXIX. Révision de la section Kainochilus du genre Bulbophyllum Jean BOSSER 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009