Bulbophyllum leandrianum H. Perrier 1937SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Flower detail

Photos by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name Leandri's Bulbophyllum [French Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

Found in east central Madagascar in humid, evergreen, montane forests at elevations above 900 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with small globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, large, round, narrow linear, nearly semi-cylindrical, slightly canaliculate above the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a red, very thin, to 10" [25cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence carrying 3 to 4 very adpressed sheaths with small flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo close; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;