Bulbophyllum boiteaui H.Perrier 1939 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925


Plant and Flowers in situ Madgascar Photos by By Guy Eric Onjalalaina and The I Naturalist Website

deep Shade cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning Boiteau's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .32 to .36" [8 to 9 mm]

Found in Madagascar in mossy forests at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with depressed-orbicular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, slightly oblanceolate, attenuate rom the upper third to both ends , in a subobtuse angle apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle rigid, filiform, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, provided with 4 to 5, thin, narrowly adpressed sheaths, to 8" [20 cm] long overall, rachis 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, very loose, 14 to 22 flowered inflorescence with oval-obtuse, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

CAUTION!!! I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution. Does not seem to conform to the description well as the rachis is not loose.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009