Bulbophyllum vulcanorum H.Perrier 1938 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Photo in situ Jean-Michel Hervouet

Part ShadeWarmCool LATERSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Volcano Living Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/8 to 1/4" [7.5 to 8 mm]

Found in northern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, or subspherical pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect, elliptic, contracted shortly basally leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, to 20" [50 cm] long, apically yellow inflorescence with 5 to 6 distant, thin, very appressed sheaths and oval-triangular slightly acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Orchidaceae Of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko, Ejsmont, Baranow, Grochocka, Nowak, Margonska and Naczk 2015 drawing/photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #3 2017 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;