Bulbophyllum luteobracteatum Jum. & H.Perrier 1912 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep

Flower Closeup

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

Common Name The Yellow Bracted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.6 cm]

Found in the lichen rich forests of north western Madagascar at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with 1/4 to 1/2" [.8 to 1.2 cm] between each compressed ovoid, yellowish pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, oblong leaves that blooms in the late fall on a 11 to 12" [28 to 30 cm] long, enveloped entirely by 9 to 10 yellowish sheaths each gradually longer than the yellow, narrowing and becoming longer bracts and always twice as long as the flowers, rhachis thin, 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; The New Phytologist Vol 232 #2 Artuso, Gamisch, Staedler, Schoenberger and Comes 2021 photo fide