Bulbophyllum coriophorum Ridl. 1886 SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925 TYPE for the section

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Common Name The Smashed Bug Smelling Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/5 to 3/8" [.5 to 1 cm]

Found in Madagascar and the Comoros Islands at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte with large, 4", oval, 4 angled pseudobulbs and 2 or more persistent, leathery, oblong, apically blunt leaves that narrow toward the base and an arching, 10" [25 cm] long inflorescence carrying many flattly compressed, small, stinky flowers held just above the leaves and occuring in the spring and fall.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum compactum Kraenzl. 1893; Bulbophyllum crenulatum Rolfe 1905; Bulbophyllum mandrakanum Schltr. 1924; Bulbophyllum robustum Rolfe 1905;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1891 as Cirrhopetalum concinnum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as B crenulatum; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as B robustum; 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; SECTION Ploiarium Schlechter 1925

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