Bulbophyllum baronii Ridl. 1885

SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

Inflorescence and Plant Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

InflorescencePhoto by the MOBOT Madagascar Website

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Common Name Baron's Bulbophyllum [English Missionary and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in east central Madagascar in humid, lichen rich, evergreen forests at elevations of 720 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or occasional lithopythe with close-set, oblong to ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly retracted-petiolate basally leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a basal, 3 1/4" to 4 3/4" [8 to 12 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with many closely spaced flowers

Synonyms Phyllorchis baronii (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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