Bulbophyllum rubiginosum Schltr. 1925 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Photo by N Kindler and The Madacan Flickr Orchid Photo Website


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

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Rust Red Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2 or less [5 mm or less]

Found in northeastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 750 to 1150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each, densely sheathed, narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong or ligulate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, as long as the leaves, to .8" [to 2 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying greenish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;