Bulbophyllum xanthobulbum Schltr. 1918 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Photo by Jean-Michel Hervouet


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

Full shade Hot Cool EARLIER Spring and AGAIN Summer

Common Name The Yellow Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .18 to .22" [4.5 to 5.5 mm]

Found in Madagascar in coastal and humid evergreen forests at elevations around sea level to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with broadly ovoid, compressed, very rugose, yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, short, widely elliptical leaf that blooms in the earlier spring and again in the summer on a basal, erect, peduncel to 1.2" [3 cm] long, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long overall, several flowered inflorescence with oval-acuminate, twice as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


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 & Hermans 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;