Bulbophyllum rubrum Jum. & H.Perrier 1912 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Plant and Flowers in situ Madagascar

photos by Guy Eric Onjalalaina, and The I Naturalist Website

TYPE Drawing of B ambongense

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

TYPE Drawing Plant and Flowers

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

Common Name The Red Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4 [1 cm] long

Found in lowland tropical bogs of Madagascar at elevations around sealevel to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an ovoid, obtuse towards both ends, 4-flat-angled pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, lanceolate and shortly attenuate to the base leaves leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on a 10 3/4" [27 cm] long, enveloped by 12 sheaths inflorescence and carrying a loose rachis with 15 to 30 flowers with papery, reddish, triangular acute bracts that are longer or just shorter than the flower.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ambongense Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bluetenanalysen neuer Orchideen, III. Afrikanische und madegassische Orchideen Schlechter 1932 as B ambongense drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B ambongense drawing ok; Adansonia n.s., 5: 383 Bossser 1969 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 & Hermans 2009 photo ok