Bulbophyllum ankaratranum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Plant Drawing

Photo by Copyright , A Muller/ Drawing by Perrier and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz


Common Name The Ankaratra Bulbophyllum [A field in Madagascar]

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in mossy montane forests at elevations around 1700 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm ] between each ellipsoid to ovoid pseudobulb and carrying 2, apical, erect, ligulate leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an erect, 4.2 to 5.8" [10.5 to 14.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an apical, cylindrical corymb

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81 drawing ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;