Bulbophyllum ventriosum H.Perrier 1937 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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

Full shade CoolCold Fall Winter Spring

Common Name The Bellied Bulbophyllum [refers to the wide rounded mentum formed by the fusion of the 2 lateral sepals and the lip]

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found in northern and central Madagascar in lichen rich evergreen forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each slender, yellow, unangled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong to oblanceolate, shortly contracted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a basal, erect, peduncle 3.6 to 6" [9 to 15 cm] long, to 10.4" [to 26 cm] long overall, 10 to 22 flowered inflorescence with subacute, less than half the length of the flowers floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


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 & Herman 2009