Bulbophyllum subclavatum Schltr. 1925 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Photo by Phillip Cribb and The Arkive Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning Almost Clavate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in east northeastern Madagascar in humid, evergreen forests on plateau at elevations around 750 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each oblong, 4 angled pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, ligulate leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an erect, rachis greenish, 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long, 7.2 to 10" [18 to 25 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;