Bulbophyllum afzelii Schltr. 1918 SECTION Lichenophylax Schlechter 1924

Plant and Flower in situ Photos by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning Afzel's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests on white sand at elevations around 800 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a readily branching rhizome with .4" [1 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, setiform, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a small flower.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum afzelii var. microdoron (Schltr.) Bosser 1965; Bulbophyllum lichenophylax var. microdoron (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1939; Bulbophyllum microdoron Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 as Bulbophyllum afzelii var. microdoron;

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