Bulbophyllum sciaphile Bosser 1965 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flower


Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Shadow-Loving Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [8 to 9 mm]

Found in central Madagascar in humid, mossy, evergreen forests at eleavtions of 1300 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, subglobose pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, spreading, elliptic to sub-orbicular leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, 1.8 to 2.4" [4.5 to 6 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 391 Bossser 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide