Bulbophyllum vakonae Hermans 2007 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Drawing by Perrier and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

Full shade Warm EARLYSummer

Common Name Vakon's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" long [5 mm] long

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a thick rhizome with .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, shortly contracted basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, short, peduncle 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with thin, lanceolate-acute, nearly twice as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ochrochlamys Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as B ochrochlamys drawing fide; *Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madacascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo good