Bulbophyllum toilliezae Bosser 1965 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

TYPE Drawing by Jean Bosser and Adansonia n.s., 5: 398 Bossser 1969

Full shadeWarm LATE summer EARLYFall

Common Name Poilliez's Bulbophyllum [Madagascan Laboratory Assistant 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in east northeastern Madagascar in mid level montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a thick, repent, few branching rhizome giving rise to ovoid, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each, yellowish, smooth, 4 to 5 acute angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong-ligualte, slightly coriaceous, obtuse, more or less emarginate, narrowly subpetiolate base leaves leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a rigid, more or less pendulous, peduncle3.2" [8 cm] long, provided with a basal bract, rachis [13 to 14 cm] long, 18 to 22 flowered inflorescence with cymbiform, widely ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying susessile, yellowish green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 403 Bossser 1969 drawing fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;