Bulbophyllum bathieanum Schltr. 1916 SECTION Alcistachys Schlechter 1924

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Common Name Bathie's Bulbophyllum [Perrier de Bathie French Botanist 1800's in Madagascar]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 500 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, compressed, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate-ligulate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, attenuate-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a basal, upright to arching, to 14" [to 35 cm] long, more or less recurved, densely several to many flowered inflorescence enveloped by many, cucullate, distant bracts and has widely elliptical-cucullate, subacute floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Ouy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;