Bulbophyllum bicoloratum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Lupulina G A Fischer in prep Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo website

Plant and Flower

Another Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

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Common Name The Two Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in humid, lowland, evergreen forests at elevations around 300 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a thin rhizome and 3/4" to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each small, tetragonal, yellowish pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, oblong, thick leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a 6" [15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with an apical grouping of red, imbricating, oval-acute bracts arranged in three rows and completely covering the small flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bicolor Jum. & H.Perrier 1912; Bulbophyllum coeruleum H.Perrier 1951; Bulbophyllum theiochlamys Schltr. 1924;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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