Bulbophyllum sphaerobulbum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full shadeHot Spring

Common Name The Spherical Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm]

Found in Madagascar in in humid lowland evergreen forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with globose pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a basal, erect, 5.6 to 6.8" [14 to 17 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009