Bulbophyllum calyptropus Schltr. 1924 SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925 Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Hooded Foot Bulbophyllum [Refers to the column]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in northern Madagascar in lichen rich forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, oblong, obtuse, shortly contracted-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a basal, erect, setiform, carrying several small sheaths, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long overall, loosely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with widely oval-cucullate-apiculate, longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying an almost transparent flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo good