Bulbophyllum turkii Bosser & P.J.Cribb 2001 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Plant and Flowers in situ Madagascar

Photos by Nicolas Kuffer and The I Naturalist Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Part Shade Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning Turk's Bulbophyllum [Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size

Found in southcentral Madagascar in moist montane forests at elevations around 950 to 1150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, 4 to5 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, loriform leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, rachis at an obtuse angle to the peduncle 6.8 to 8.8" [17 to 22 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptic, longer than the flower, refelexed floral bractts and reflexed flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puys Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009;