Bulbophyllum septatum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Pachychlamys Schlechter 1924

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

Full shade Cool LATERSpring Summer

Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .26 to .28" [6.5 to 7 mm]

Found in northern Madagascar in lichen rich and mossy evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, coolgrowing epiphyte with .70 to 1" [1.75 to 2.5 cm] between each oblong conical, 4 obtuse angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, oblong-ligulate, shortly contracted basally leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a basal, erect, peduncle 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, thin, mostly longer than the leaf, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long overall, loosely 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence with oval-lanceolate, acute, 2 to 3 times as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ambreae H.Perrier 1938; Bulbophyllum serratum H.Perrier 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B ambreae drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B serratum; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as B ambreae; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo good